Filip Swirski

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Swirski, Filip, PhD

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Phone: 617-724-6242
Email: fswirski@mgh.harvard.edu

Research

Dr. Swirski is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In 2004, Dr. Swirski obtained his PhD in Immunology from McMaster University in Canada. In 2007, he completed his postdoctoral studies in Vascular Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and MGH, and was recruited to the Center for Systems Biology (CSB) at MGH and HMS. Dr. Swirski has received awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Currently, his research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Swirski studies innate immunity and leukocyte communication. Dr. Swirski is a member of the Harvard Immunology Ph. D. Program.

Selected Publications (from total of 142)

Theurl I, Hilgendorf I, Nairz M, Tymoszuk P, Haschka D, Asshoff M, He S, Gerhardt LM, Holderried TA, Seifert M, Sopper S, Fenn AM, Anzai A, Rattik S, McAlpine C, Theurl M, Wieghofer P, Iwamoto Y, Weber GF, Harder NK, Chousterman BG, Arvedson TL, McKee M, Wang F, Lutz OM, Rezoagli E, Babitt JL, Berra L, Prinz M, Nahrendorf M, Weiss G, Weissleder R, Lin HY, Swirski FK
On-demand erythrocyte disposal and iron recycling requires transient macrophages in the liver
Nature Med. 2016;22(8):945-951 - PMID: 27428900 - PMCID: PMC4957133 - DOI: 10.1038/nm.4146
Weber GF, Chousterman BG, He S, Fenn AM, Nairz M, Anzai A, Brenner T, Uhle F, Iwamoto Y, Robbins CS, Noiret L, Maier SL, Zönnchen T, Rahbari NN, Schölch S, Klotzsche-von Ameln A, Chavakis T, Weitz J, Hofer S, Weigand MA, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Interleukin-3 amplifies acute inflammation and is a potential therapeutic target in sepsis.
Science. 2015;347(6227):1260-1265 - PMID: 25766237 - PMCID: PMC4376966 - DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4268
Weber GF, Chousterman BG, Hilgendorf I, Robbins CS, Theurl I, Gerhardt LM, Iwamoto Y, Quach TD, Ali M, Chen JW, Rothstein TL, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Pleural innate response activator B cells protect against pneumonia via a GM-CSF-IgM axis.
J Exp Med. 2014;211(6):1243-56 - PMID: 24821911 - PMCID: PMC4042649 - DOI: 10.1084/jem.20131471
Hilgendorf I, Gerhardt L, Tan TC, Winter C, Holderried TA, Chousterman BG, Iwamoto Y, Liao R, Zirlik A, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Hedrick CC, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Ly-6Chigh Monocytes Depend on Nr4a1 to Balance both Inflammatory and Reparative Phases in the Infarcted Myocardium.
Circ Res. 2014;114(10):1611-22 - PMID: 24625784 - PMCID: PMC4017349 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.114.303204
Hilgendorf I, Theurl I, Gerhardt LM, Robbins CS, Weber GF, Gonen A, Iwamoto Y, Degousee N, Holderried TA, Winter C, Zirlik A, Lin HY, Sukhova GK, Butany J, Rubin BB, Witztum JL, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Innate Response Activator B Cells Aggravate Atherosclerosis by Stimulating TH1 Adaptive Immunity.
Circulation. 2014;129(16):1677-87 - PMID: 24488984 - PMCID: PMC3997655 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.006381
Robbins CS, Hilgendorf I, Weber GF, Theurl I, Iwamoto Y, Figueiredo JL, Gorbatov R, Sukhova GK, Gerhardt LM, Smyth D, Zavitz CC, Shikatani EA, Parsons M, Rooijen NV, Lin HY, Husain M, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Local proliferation dominates lesional macrophage accumulation in atherosclerosis
Nature Med. 2013;19(9):1166-72 - PMID: 23933982 - PMCID: PMC3769444 - DOI: 10.1038/nm.3258
Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M
Leukocyte behavior in atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and heart failure.
Science. 2013;339(6116):161-6 - PMID: 23307733 - PMCID: PMC3891792 - DOI: 10.1126/science.1230719
Rauch PJ*, Chudnovskiy A*, Robbins CS*, Weber GF, Etzrodt M, Hilgendorf I, Tiglao E, Figueiredo JL, Iwamoto Y, Theurl I, Gorbatov R, Waring MT, Chicoine AT, Mouded M, Pittet MJ, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Innate Response Activator B Cells Protect Against Microbial Sepsis
Science. 2012;335(6068):597-601 - PMID: 22245738 - PMCID: PMC3279743 - DOI: 10.1126/science.1215173
Robbins CS, Chudnovskiy A, Rauch PJ, Figueiredo JL, Iwamoto Y, Gorbatov R, Etzrodt M, Weber GF, Ueno T, van Rooijen N, Mulligan-Kehoe MJ, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Pittet MJ, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Extramedullary Hematopoiesis Generates Ly-6Chigh Monocytes that Infiltrate Atherosclerotic Lesions.
Circulation. 2011;125(2):364-74 - PMID: 22144566 - PMCID: PMC3263762 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.061986
Nahrendorf M, Pittet MJ, Swirski FK
Monocytes: protagonists of infarct inflammation and repair after myocardial infarction.
Circulation. 2010;121(22):2437-45 - PMID: 20530020 - PMCID: PMC2892474 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.916346
Swirski* FK, Nahrendorf* M, Etzrodt M, Wildgruber M, Cortez-Retamozo V, Panizzi P, Figueiredo JL, Kohler RH, Chudnovskiy A, Waterman P, Aikawa E, Mempel TR, Libby P, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
Identification of Splenic Reservoir Monocytes and Their Deployment to Inflammatory Sites
Science. 2009;325 (5940):612-6 - PMID: 19644120 - PMCID: PMC2803111 - DOI: 10.1126/science.1175202
Nahrendorf M, Swirski FK, Aikawa E, Stangenberg L, Wurdinger T, Figueiredo JL, Libby P, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
The healing myocardium sequentially mobilizes two monocyte subsets with divergent and complementary functions.
J Exp Med. 2007;204(12):3037-47 - PMID: 18025128 - PMCID: PMC2118517 - DOI: 10.1084/jem.20070885
Swirski FK, Libby P, Aikawa E, Alcaide P, Luscinskas FW, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
Ly-6Chi monocytes dominate hypercholesterolemia-associated monocytosis and give rise to macrophages in atheromata
J Clin Invest. 2007;117(1):195-205 - PMID: 17200719 - PMCID: PMC1716211 - DOI: 10.1172/JCI29950
Swirski FK, Pittet MJ, Kircher MF, Aikawa E, Jaffer FA, Libby P, Weissleder R
Monocyte accumulation in mouse atherogenesis is progressive and proportional to extent of disease.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103(27):10340-5 - PMID: 16801531 - PMCID: PMC1502459 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0604260103
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