The award recognizes researchers “who have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in the publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade,” the company said.
Dr. Huffnagle’s citations put him in the top 0.1 percent of investigators in the field of microbiology. According to Web of Science, his 254 publications have been cited in others’ work more than 13,000 times.
“Needless to say, I am thrilled with the statistic,” said Dr. Huffnagle, who is the Nina and Jerry D. Luptak Professor at the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center, as well as Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology.
His research interests for the past two decades include the interaction between opportunistic fungal pathogens, the fungal/bacterial microbiome, and the immune system during respiratory disease and in the development of allergic responses.
Dr. Huffnagle co-leads a multi-laboratory research group whose focus is on the immunology, pathobiology and microbiology of mucosal surfaces with interests and expertise encompassing an array of interdisciplinary approaches, including applying high-throughput sequencing and gene expression technologies to biological processes and disease.