University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

- Biology and Biochemistry Ranking

United States Established: 1960 Scholars: 140
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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Biology and Biochemistry discipline and affiliated with University of California, San Diego. There are a total of 140 researchers included with 28 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in University of California, San Diego is 9,874 with a mean value for the h-index of 70.53. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in University of California, San Diego is 24,710 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 176.50.

Overview

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is among the most highly regarded universities in the United States. Having a land area of over 2,000 acres, this public university features more than 200 programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

UCSD houses seven colleges for undergraduates and seven graduate schools. Meanwhile, its vast number of programs are under four main academic departments: physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Aside from its traditional programs, the university offers online courses powered by its own digital learning hub, Teaching + Learning Commons, which also assesses student and instructional performance.

UCSD’s main campus is composed of more than 700 buildings and has a large space for natural reserves. Moreover, the campus has four expansive venues for performance art, more than a dozen art installations displayed, and a medical library. The university’s eight-floor Geisel Library is also home to more than 7 million archived works, spanning various fields, including oceanography, history, entertainment, and gastronomy.

Established in 1960, UCSD started out as a marine field station called Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which was annexed by the University of California. A campus was later built around the facility to eventually become UCSD. Even before the campus was established, the institute’s research activity has recorded breakthroughs, paving the way for the university’s commitment to research.

As of 2020, UCSD has 19 research facilities and has forged ties with other research organizations in the region, earning it a Carnegie Classification of “R1: Doctoral University” as well as recognition from national and international university ranking systems. As such, it has attracted over a dozen Nobel laureates and other award-winners in the fields of science and mathematics to teach and conduct their research on campus.

Given its strong research background, UCSD has produced luminaries in the scientific field such as Craig Venter (president of the group responsible for decoding the human genome), Susumu Tonegawa (Picower Institute for Learning and Memory founder), and Polly Matzinger (recognized for her work on immunology). Interestingly, the school also has its share of renowned entrepreneurs, entertainers, journalists, and politicians in its alumni roster.

Looking ahead, UCSD envisions to enforce innovation and influence economic growth through its transformative means of instruction and research. It continues to attract learners and researchers locally and internationally, enrolling over 30,000 students annually and having approximately 4,000 educators on campus. Last but not least, the university is home to numerous student organizations and a wide spectrum of extracurricular fields, including athletics and arts groups.
World
National
Scholar
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
4 World 3 National
Rob Knight

Rob Knight

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 229 Citations 362,383 791
36 World 31 National
Don W. Cleveland

Don W. Cleveland

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 168 Citations 99,471 397
69 World 58 National
Roger Y. Tsien

Roger Y. Tsien

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 151 Citations 126,951 275
71 World 59 National
Christopher K. Glass

Christopher K. Glass

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 151 Citations 128,593 352
94 World 73 National
Mark H. Ginsberg

Mark H. Ginsberg

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 145 Citations 71,645 411
149 World 110 National
Jack E. Dixon

Jack E. Dixon

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 134 Citations 60,781 382
187 World 134 National
Milton H. Saier

Milton H. Saier

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 129 Citations 65,347 618
203 World 142 National
Julian I. Schroeder

Julian I. Schroeder

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 127 Citations 61,042 270
209 World 148 National
Ajit Varki

Ajit Varki

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 126 Citations 70,871 442
290 World 188 National
Joseph L. Witztum

Joseph L. Witztum

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 118 Citations 72,283 289
293 World 191 National
David A. Cheresh

David A. Cheresh

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 118 Citations 72,324 253
313 World 205 National
Susan S. Taylor

Susan S. Taylor

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 117 Citations 52,458 448
325 World 215 National
Mark H. Ellisman

Mark H. Ellisman

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 116 Citations 50,511 348
352 World 233 National
Shu Chien

Shu Chien

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 114 Citations 45,767 366
404 World 265 National
David A. Brenner

David A. Brenner

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 111 Citations 55,654 337
411 World 271 National
J. Silvio Gutkind

J. Silvio Gutkind

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 111 Citations 47,068 351
437 World 287 National
William Fenical

William Fenical

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 110 Citations 35,571 362
450 World 297 National
Jack A. Gilbert

Jack A. Gilbert

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 109 Citations 63,185 439
568 World 369 National
Sanford J. Shattil

Sanford J. Shattil

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 105 Citations 41,079 215
604 World 390 National
Alan R. Saltiel

Alan R. Saltiel

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 103 Citations 49,295 280
670 World 428 National
Daniel Steinberg

Daniel Steinberg

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 100 Citations 40,377 176
679 World 434 National
Edward A. Dennis

Edward A. Dennis

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 100 Citations 45,394 302
697 World 443 National
Mark Estelle

Mark Estelle

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 100 Citations 44,136 160
710 World 453 National
Paul A. Insel

Paul A. Insel

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 99 Citations 29,508 348
775 World 483 National
Maarten J. Chrispeels

Maarten J. Chrispeels

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 98 Citations 29,443 243
797 World 495 National
Jeffrey D. Esko

Jeffrey D. Esko

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 97 Citations 42,011 348
824 World 510 National
Pieter C. Dorrestein

Pieter C. Dorrestein

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 96 Citations 33,304 408
867 World 535 National
Lawrence S.B. Goldstein

Lawrence S.B. Goldstein

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 95 Citations 34,762 183
875 World 540 National
Marilyn G. Farquhar

Marilyn G. Farquhar

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 95 Citations 29,506 191
983 World 598 National
Pavel A. Pevzner

Pavel A. Pevzner

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 92 Citations 64,046 257
1127 World 676 National
Andrew Baird

Andrew Baird

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 89 Citations 32,005 357
1153 World 692 National
Russell F. Doolittle

Russell F. Doolittle

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 89 Citations 76,609 239
1156 World 694 National
Farooq Azam

Farooq Azam

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 89 Citations 40,446 176
1211 World 720 National
Joan Heller Brown

Joan Heller Brown

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 88 Citations 25,033 179
1236 World 742 National
Suresh Subramani

Suresh Subramani

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 88 Citations 29,440 200
1371 World 813 National
Bradley S. Moore

Bradley S. Moore

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 85 Citations 26,279 272
1447 World 849 National
Sanjay K. Nigam

Sanjay K. Nigam

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 84 Citations 18,823 193
1507 World 888 National
Gordon N. Gill

Gordon N. Gill

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 83 Citations 23,419 142
1696 World 979 National
Peter Novick

Peter Novick

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 81 Citations 30,798 135
1697 World 976 National
Alexandra C. Newton

Alexandra C. Newton

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 81 Citations 29,270 182
1727 World 993 National
Timothy S. Baker

Timothy S. Baker

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 80 Citations 21,072 160
2012 World 1124 National
Arshad Desai

Arshad Desai

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 78 Citations 24,440 184
2045 World 1139 National
Ju Chen

Ju Chen

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 77 Citations 22,542 206
2061 World 1147 National
Paul R. Jensen

Paul R. Jensen

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 77 Citations 21,677 178
2110 World 1174 National
Stephen M. Hedrick

Stephen M. Hedrick

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 77 Citations 25,652 166
2255 World 1232 National
Jill P. Mesirov

Jill P. Mesirov

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 75 Citations 171,892 141
2755 World 1444 National
David D. Schlaepfer

David D. Schlaepfer

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 72 Citations 29,514 113
2811 World 1469 National
Gabriel G. Haddad

Gabriel G. Haddad

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 71 Citations 15,210 238
3052 World 1572 National
Gen-Sheng Feng

Gen-Sheng Feng

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 70 Citations 18,785 171
3103 World 1597 National
Steven L. Gonias

Steven L. Gonias

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 70 Citations 13,672 204
3116 World 1604 National
Karen Oegema

Karen Oegema

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 70 Citations 16,521 134
3232 World 1659 National
Pablo Tamayo

Pablo Tamayo

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 69 Citations 102,921 131
3290 World 1691 National
Melvin I. Simon

Melvin I. Simon

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 69 Citations 16,912 107
3363 World 1727 National
Edward H. Koo

Edward H. Koo

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 68 Citations 20,703 126
3405 World 1754 National
Steven F. Dowdy

Steven F. Dowdy

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 68 Citations 27,227 127
3407 World 1756 National
Pamela L. Mellon

Pamela L. Mellon

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,147 136
3408 World 1751 National
Victor D. Vacquier

Victor D. Vacquier

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 68 Citations 17,277 201
3674 World 1855 National
Stephen P. Mayfield

Stephen P. Mayfield

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 67 Citations 18,647 146
3687 World 1858 National
Deborah H. Spector

Deborah H. Spector

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 67 Citations 11,194 144
3805 World 1924 National
John Y.-J. Shyy

John Y.-J. Shyy

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 17,398 128
3808 World 1926 National
John S. O'Brien

John S. O'Brien

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 14,854 164
3847 World 1944 National
Robert H. Tukey

Robert H. Tukey

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 14,753 147
3905 World 1977 National
Yunde Zhao

Yunde Zhao

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 17,840 137
3966 World 2000 National
Nissi M. Varki

Nissi M. Varki

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 65 Citations 19,142 146
4022 World 2026 National
Wei Wang

Wei Wang

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 65 Citations 29,379 146
4053 World 2038 National
Kenneth Kaushansky

Kenneth Kaushansky

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 65 Citations 21,862 157
4071 World 2046 National
Karl Y. Hostetler

Karl Y. Hostetler

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 65 Citations 11,484 191
4274 World 2134 National
Osmund Holm-Hansen

Osmund Holm-Hansen

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 64 Citations 15,490 107
4400 World 2179 National
Linda Z. Holland

Linda Z. Holland

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 64 Citations 12,630 154
4415 World 2187 National
John C. Guatelli

John C. Guatelli

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 64 Citations 17,724 145
4479 World 2212 National
Allen F. Ryan

Allen F. Ryan

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 63 Citations 12,604 257
4511 World 2231 National
Frank B. Furnari

Frank B. Furnari

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 63 Citations 16,495 129
4886 World 2372 National
Yishi Jin

Yishi Jin

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,187 155
5000 World 2421 National
Shunichi Shimasaki

Shunichi Shimasaki

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 61 Citations 17,055 110
5115 World 2481 National
David Traver

David Traver

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 61 Citations 22,281 128
5127 World 2490 National
Toshiaki Kawakami

Toshiaki Kawakami

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 61 Citations 12,165 145
5199 World 2513 National
Roger K. Sunahara

Roger K. Sunahara

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 61 Citations 23,789 114
5266 World 2525 National
Dong-Er Zhang

Dong-Er Zhang

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 61 Citations 13,659 148
5275 World 2531 National
Susan Ferro-Novick

Susan Ferro-Novick

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 61 Citations 20,402 104
5406 World 2590 National
Daniel J. Donoghue

Daniel J. Donoghue

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 60 Citations 11,049 177
5480 World 2612 National
Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,247 172
5572 World 2648 National
Aleem Siddiqui

Aleem Siddiqui

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 60 Citations 11,641 90
5588 World 2650 National
Nicholas D. Holland

Nicholas D. Holland

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 60 Citations 10,415 174
5695 World 2693 National
Gerald L. Kooyman

Gerald L. Kooyman

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 59 Citations 10,057 107
5783 World 2729 National
Sergei L. Kosakovsky Pond

Sergei L. Kosakovsky Pond

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,646 115
5830 World 2749 National
David W. Rose

David W. Rose

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 59 Citations 23,905 70
5853 World 2760 National
Guy A. Perkins

Guy A. Perkins

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,820 113
5909 World 2785 National
Jonathan Reizer

Jonathan Reizer

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,285 115
6004 World 2822 National
Shankar Subramaniam

Shankar Subramaniam

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 58 Citations 19,534 184
6167 World 2893 National
Robert C. Fahey

Robert C. Fahey

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 58 Citations 9,080 90
6362 World 2943 National
Eric A. Schmelz

Eric A. Schmelz

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 58 Citations 12,016 104
6419 World 2984 National
David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 57 Citations 24,706 208
7349 World 3347 National
Terence Hwa

Terence Hwa

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 55 Citations 14,717 101
7481 World 3407 National
Virgil L. Woods

Virgil L. Woods

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 55 Citations 10,188 112
7801 World 3547 National
Ronald S. Burton

Ronald S. Burton

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,421 132
7875 World 3568 National
Mauricio Montal

Mauricio Montal

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 54 Citations 12,188 87
7963 World 3604 National
Thomas J. Deerinck

Thomas J. Deerinck

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 54 Citations 15,118 77
8053 World 3642 National
Michael E. Baker

Michael E. Baker

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 54 Citations 7,392 178
8312 World 3729 National
David L. Boyle

David L. Boyle

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 53 Citations 12,874 144
8345 World 3748 National
John A. Frangos

John A. Frangos

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 53 Citations 13,430 99

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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