Filip Swirski

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Our goal is to understand how inflammation protects from and contributes to cardiometabolic, infectious, and neurodegenerative diseases. We are interested in elucidating how neural circuits communicate with the immune system to anticipate danger and how metabolic pathways allocate resources to either license or restrict leukocyte production and function.

Specific projects in the lab include those that build on previous work, such as monocyte and macrophage function in atherosclerosis (J Clin Invest 2007; Nat Med 2013), immune inflammatory mechanisms in the heart (J Exp Med 2007; Science 2009; J Exp Med 2017; J Exp Med 2019), the influence of sleep on inflammation (Nature 2019), and the links between the immune system and metabolism (Nat Med 2016; Nature 2019). We collaborate closely with the Nahrendorf Lab.

Recent Publications (more...)

Frodermann V, Rohde D, Courties G, Severe N, Schloss MJ, Amatullah H, McAlpine CS, Cremer S, Hoyer FF, Ji F, van Koeverden ID, Herisson F, Honold L, Masson GS, Zhang S, Grune J, Iwamoto Y, Schmidt SP, Wojtkiewicz GR, Lee IH, Gustafsson K, Pasterkamp G, de Jager SCA, Sadreyev RI, MacFadyen J, Libby P, Ridker P, Scadden DT, Naxerova K, Jeffrey KL, Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M
Exercise reduces inflammatory cell production and cardiovascular inflammation via instruction of hematopoietic progenitor cells
Nature Med. 2019;:ePub - PMID: 31700184 - DOI: 10.1038/s41591-019-0633-x
Binderup T, Duivenvoorden R, Fay F, van Leent MMT, Malkus J, Baxter S, Ishino S, Zhao Y, Sanchez-Gaytan B, Teunissen AJP, Frederico YCA, Tang J, Carlucci G, Lyashchenko S, Calcagno C, Karakatsanis N, Soultanidis G, Senders ML, Robson PM, Mani V, Ramachandran S, Lobatto ME, Hutten BA, Granada JF, Reiner T, Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M, Kjaer A, Fisher EA, Fayad ZA, Pérez-Medina C, Mulder WJM
Imaging-assisted nanoimmunotherapy for atherosclerosis in multiple species.
Sci Transl Med. 2019;11(506):ePub - PMID: 31434756 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaw7736
Wang Y, Sano S, Oshima K, Sano M, Watanabe Y, Katanasaka Y, Yura Y, Jung C, Anzai A, Swirski FK, Gokce N, Walsh K
Wnt5a-Mediated Neutrophil Recruitment Has an Obligatory Role in Pressure Overload-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction.
Circulation. 2019;140(6):487-499 - PMID: 31170826 - PMCID: PMC6684855 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.038820
RamÍrez CM, Zhang X, Bandyopadhyay C, Rotllan N, Sugiyama MG, Aryal B, Liu X, He S, Kraehling JR, Ulrich V, Lin CS, Velazquez H, Lasunción MA, Li G, Suárez Y, Tellides G, Swirski FK, Lee WL, Schwartz MA, Sessa WC, Fernández-Hernando C
Caveolin-1 Regulates Atherogenesis by Attenuating LDL Transcytosis and Vascular Inflammation Independent of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Activation.
Circulation. 2019;140(3):225-239 - PMID: 31154825 - PMCID: PMC6778687 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.038571

Recent News (more...)

2019-04-05: John Mindur (Swirski Lab) has been awarded an Ruth L. Kirschstein F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from the NHLBI. Congratulations, John!
2019-04-04: Three CSB researchers - Clemens Alt, PhD (Lin Lab), Cameron McAlpine, PhD and Shun He, PhD (Swirski Lab) - won Poster of Distinction award at the Annual Meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). Congratulations!
2018-12-26: Five CSB PIs are on the list of Highly Cited Researchers of 2018. Congratulations to Brad Bernstein, Matthias Nahrendorf, Mikael Pittet, Fil Swirski, and Ralph Weissleder!
2018-06-18: Christopher T. Chan, Hsing-Ying Lin, and Jouha Min were named the winners of the 2018 MGH Research Fellow Poster Celebration. Congratulations!