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 121)

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;:ePub - PMID: 27738012
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
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;:ePub - 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
Turcotte R, Mattson JM, Wu JW, Zhang Y, Lin CP
Molecular Order of Arterial Collagen Using Circular Polarization Second-Harmonic Generation Imaging.
Biophys J. 2016;110(3):530-3 - PMID: 26806883 - PMCID: PMC4744203
Framme C, Walter A, Berger L, Prahs P, Alt C, Theisen-Kunde D, Kowal J, Brinkmann R
Selective Retina Therapy in Acute and Chronic-Recurrent Central Serous Chorioretinopathy.
Ophthalmologica. 2015;234(4):177-188 - PMID: 26368551
Stein-Merlob AF, Kessinger CW, Erdem SS, Zelada H, Hilderbrand SA, Lin CP, Tearney GJ, Jaff MR, Reed GL, Henke PK, McCarthy JR, Jaffer FA
Blood Accessibility to Fibrin in Venous Thrombosis is Thrombus Age-Dependent and Predicts Fibrinolytic Efficacy: An In Vivo Fibrin Molecular Imaging Study.
Theranostics. 2015;5(12):1317-27 - PMID: 26516370 - PMCID: PMC4615735
Kong L, Tang J, Little JP, Yu Y, Lämmermann T, Lin CP, Germain RN, Cui M
Continuous volumetric imaging via an optical phase-locked ultrasound lens.
Nat Methods. 2015;12(8):759-762 - PMID: 26167641 - PMCID: PMC4551496
Li HW, Andreola G, Carlson AL, Shao S, Lin CP, Zhao G, Sykes M
Rapid Functional Decline of Activated and Memory Graft-versus-Host-Reactive T Cells Encountering Host Antigens in the Absence of Inflammation.
J Immunol. 2015;195(3):1282-92 - PMID: 26085679 - PMCID: PMC4506852
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