Lin, Charles, PhD
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 114)
Defining Clonal Color in Fluorescent
Distinct bone marrow blood vessels differentially regulate haematopoiesis.
Nature. 2016;532(7599):323-328 - PMID: 27074509
Macrophage IκB Kinase α Deficiency Suppresses Akt Phosphorylation, Reduces Cell Survival, and Decreases Early Atherosclerosis.
Selective Retina Therapy in Acute and Chronic-Recurrent Central Serous Chorioretinopathy.
Ophthalmologica. 2015;234(4):177-188 - PMID: 26368551
Blood Accessibility to Fibrin in Venous Thrombosis is Thrombus Age-Dependent and Predicts Fibrinolytic Efficacy: An In Vivo Fibrin Molecular Imaging Study.
Continuous volumetric imaging via an optical phase-locked ultrasound lens.
Rapid Functional Decline of Activated and Memory Graft-versus-Host-Reactive T Cells Encountering Host Antigens in the Absence of Inflammation.
Analyzing Structure and Function of Vascularization in Engineered Bone Tissue by Video-rate Intravital Microscopy and 3D Image Processing.
A Small-Molecule Screen for Enhanced Homing of Systemically Infused Cells.
Statins Improve the Resolution of Established Murine Venous Thrombosis: Reductions in Thrombus Burden and Vein Wall Scarring.
Femtosecond laser bone ablation with a high repetition rate fiber laser source.
An authentic imaging probe to track cell fate from beginning to end.
Intravital Imaging of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Trafficking and Association with Platelets and Neutrophils.
Characterization of multiphoton microscopy in the bone marrow following intravital laser osteotomy.
Inhibiting stromal cell heparan sulfate synthesis improves stem cell mobilization and enables engraftment without cytotoxic conditioning.