Charles Lin

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Lin, Charles, PhD

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Phone: 617-643-3531
Email: lin@helix.mgh.harvard.edu

Research

I am an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and lead the Advanced Microscopy Group at the Center for Systems Biology and at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Here, my laboratory and I are developing cutting-edge optical imaging techniques for in vivo cell tracking and molecular imaging studies. Our primary research focus is the development of minimally invasive optical techniques for in vivo imaging of stem cells and hematologic malignancies. There are several custom-built confocal and two-photon hybrid microscopes within my laboratory, each tailored for a specific live animal imaging application. Several of these systems have an additional "treatment" beam that can be used to localize light delivery to precise locations in tissue. These systems have unique open architectures to allow modification and rapid adaptation to new technology. My laboratory has also developed an in vivo flow cytometer for real-time detection and quantification of fluorescent cells in the circulation, eliminating the need for drawing blood samples. At present, we are actively engaged in several multidisciplinary collaborative studies with experts across the fields of stem cell biology, immunology, and cancer biology.

Selected Publications (from total of 125)

Turcotte R, Alt C, Runnels JM, Ito K, Wu JW, Zaher W, Mortensen LJ, Silberstein L, Côté DC, Kung AL, Ito K, Lin CP
Image-guided transplantation of single cells in the bone marrow of live animals.
Sci Rep. 2017;7(1):3875 - PMID: 28634334 - PMCID: PMC5478633
Lee J, Dykstra B, Spencer JA, Kenney LL, Greiner DL, Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Lin CP, Sackstein R, Rossi DJ
mRNA-mediated glycoengineering ameliorates deficient homing of human stem cell-derived hematopoietic progenitors.
J Clin Invest. 2017;127(6):2433-2437 - PMID: 28481220 - PMCID: PMC5451245
Wilk K, Yeh SA, Mortensen LJ, Ghaffarigarakani S, Lombardo CM, Bassir SH, Aldawood ZA, Lin CP, Intini G
Postnatal Calvarial Skeletal Stem Cells Expressing PRX1 Reside Exclusively in the Calvarial Sutures and Are Required for Bone Regeneration.
Stem Cell Reports. 2017;8(4):933-946 - PMID: 28366454 - PMCID: PMC5390237
Pera V, Tan X, Runnels J, Sardesai N, Lin CP, Niedre M
Diffuse fluorescence fiber probe for in vivo detection of circulating cells.
J Biomed Opt. 2017;22(3):37004 - PMID: 28290598 - PMCID: PMC5348644
Li YX, Gautam V, Brüstle A, Cockburn IA, Daria VR, Gillespie C, Gaus K, Alt C, Lee WM
Flexible polygon-mirror based laser scanning microscope platform for multiphoton in-vivo imaging.
J Biophotonics. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 28164461
Yu VW, Yusuf RZ, Oki T, Wu J, Saez B, Wang X, Cook C, Baryawno N, Ziller MJ, Lee E, Gu H, Meissner A, Lin CP, Kharchenko PV, Scadden DT
Epigenetic Memory Underlies Cell-Autonomous Heterogeneous Behavior of Hematopoietic Stem Cells.
Cell. 2016;167(5):1310-1322.e17 - PMID: 27863245
Ito K, Turcotte R, Cui J, Zimmerman SE, Pinho S, Mizoguchi T, Arai F, Runnels JM, Alt C, Teruya-Feldstein J, Mar JC, Singh R, Suda T, Lin CP, Frenette PS, Ito K
Self-renewal of a purified Tie2+ hematopoietic stem cell population relies on mitochondrial clearance.
Science. 2016;354(6316):1156-1160 - PMID: 27738012 - PMCID: PMC5164878
Silberstein L, Goncalves KA, Kharchenko PV, Turcotte R, Kfoury Y, Mercier F, Baryawno N, Severe N, Bachand J, Spencer JA, Papazian A, Lee D, Chitteti BR, Srour EF, Hoggatt J, Tate T, Lo Celso C, Ono N, Nutt S, Heino J, Sipilä K, Shioda T, Osawa M, Lin CP, Hu GF, Scadden DT
Proximity-Based Differential Single-Cell Analysis of the Niche to Identify Stem/Progenitor Cell Regulators.
Cell Stem Cell. 2016;19(4):530-543 - PMID: 27524439 - PMCID: PMC5402355
Yang Z, Concannon J, Ng KS, Seyb K, Mortensen LJ, Ranganath S, Gu F, Levy O, Tong Z, Martyn K, Zhao W, Lin CP, Glicksman MA, Karp JM
Tetrandrine identified in a small molecule screen to activate mesenchymal stem cells for enhanced immunomodulation.
Sci Rep. 2016;6:30263 - PMID: 27457881 - PMCID: PMC4960598
Turcotte R, Wu JW, Lin CP
Intravital multiphoton photoconversion with a cell membrane dye.
J Biophotonics. 2016;10(2):206-210 - PMID: 27433967
Zhu H, Alt C, Webb RH, Melki S, Kochevar IE
Corneal Crosslinking With Rose Bengal and Green Light: Efficacy and Safety Evaluation.
Cornea. 2016;35(9):1234-41 - PMID: 27362877
Dykstra B, Lee J, Mortensen LJ, Yu H, Wu ZL, Lin CP, Rossi DJ, Sackstein R
Glycoengineering of E-selectin ligands by intracellular versus extracellular fucosylation differentially affects osteotropism of human mesenchymal stem cells.
Stem Cells. 2016;34(10):2501-2511 - PMID: 27335219 - PMCID: PMC5064874
Wu JW, Turcotte R, Alt C, Runnels JM, Tsao H, Lin CP
Defining Clonal Color in Fluorescent Multi-Clonal Tracking
Sci Rep. 2016;6:24303 - PMID: 27073117 - PMCID: PMC4829845
Itkin T, Gur-Cohen S, Spencer JA, Schajnovitz A, Ramasamy SK, Kusumbe AP, Ledergor G, Jung Y, Milo I, Poulos MG, Kalinkovich A, Ludin A, Golan K, Khatib E, Kumari A, Kollet O, Shakhar G, Butler JM, Rafii S, Adams RH, Scadden DT, Lin CP, Lapidot T
Distinct bone marrow blood vessels differentially regulate haematopoiesis.
Nature. 2016;532(7599):323-328 - PMID: 27074509
Babaev VR, Ding L, Zhang Y, May JM, Lin CP, Fazio S, Linton MF
Macrophage IκB Kinase α Deficiency Suppresses Akt Phosphorylation, Reduces Cell Survival, and Decreases Early Atherosclerosis.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016;36(4):598-607 - PMID: 26848161 - PMCID: PMC4808396
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