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Weissleder, Ralph, MD, PhD

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Phone: 617-726-8226
Email: rweissleder@mgh.harvard.edu
Lab: Weissleder, Ralph

Research

Dr. Weissleder is the Thrall Professor of Radiology and Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Attending Clinician (Interventional Radiology) at MGH. Dr. Weissleder is also a member of the Department of Systems Biology at HMS and the Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Weissleder’s research interests include the development of novel high resolution molecular imaging systems, tools for early disease detection, new and more advanced nanomaterials for imaging, and modeling methods for systems analysis. Increasingly, his work has been focused on reconciling the gap that exists between traditional cell biology and human biology. His work on imaging, nanomaterials and miniaturized sensing technologies has led to a number of new technologies and advanced clinical trials. He is a cofounder of T2Biosystems and Lumicell. Dr. Weissleder is currently the principal investigator of several National Institute of Health grants and consortia. He has published over 800 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored several textbooks. He has received the J. Taylor International Prize in Medicine, the Millennium Pharmaceuticals Innovator Award, the Society for Molecular Imaging Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and of the US National Academies of Medicine. In 2014 Dr. Weissleder was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”.

Publications

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Pucci F, Garris C, Lai CP, Newton A, Pfirschke C, Engblom C, Alvarez D, Sprachman M, Evavold C, Magnuson A, von Andrian UH, Glatz K, Breakefield XO, Mempel TR, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
SCS macrophages suppress melanoma by restricting tumor-derived vesicle–B cell interactions
Science. 2016;352(6282):242-246 - PMID: 26989197 - PMCID: PMC4960636
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
Pfirschke C, Engblom C, Rickelt S, Cortez-Retamozo V, Garris C, Pucci F, Yamasaki T, Poirier-Colame V, Newton A, Redouane Y, Lin YJ, Wojtkiewicz G, Iwamoto Y, Mino-Kenudson M, Huynh TG, Hynes RO, Freeman GJ Kroemer G, Zitvogel L, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
Immunogenic Chemotherapy Sensitizes Tumors to Checkpoint Blockade Therapy
Immunity. 2016;44:1-12 - PMID: 26872698 - PMCID: PMC4758865
Sager HB, Dutta P, Dahlman JE, Hulsmans M, Courties G, Sun Y, Heidt T, Vinegoni C, Borodovsky A, Fitzgerald K, Wojtkiewicz GR, Iwamoto Y, Tricot B, Khan OF, Kauffman KJ, Xing Y, Shaw TE, Libby P, Langer R, Weissleder R, Swirski FK, Anderson DG, Nahrendorf M
RNAi targeting multiple cell adhesion molecules reduces immune cell recruitment and vascular inflammation after myocardial infarction
Sci Transl Med. 2016;8:342 - PMID: 27280687 - Cover
Hong S, Pirovich D, Kilcoyne A, Huang CH, Lee H, Weissleder R
Supramolecular Metallo-Bioadhesive for Minimally Invasive Use
Adv Mater. 2016;:ePub - PMID: 27515068
Miller MA, Weissleder R
Imaging the pharmacology of nanomaterials by intravital microscopy: Towards understanding their biological behavior.
Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2016;:ePub - PMID: 27266447
Jeong S, Park J, Pathania D, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H
Integrated Magneto-Electrochemical Sensor for Exosome Analysis.
ACS Nano. 2016;10(2):1802-1809 - PMID: 26808216 - PMCID: PMC4802494
Sager HB, Hulsmans M, Lavine KJ, Beltrami Moreira MB, Heidt T, Courties G, Sun Y, Iwamoto Y, Tricot B, Khan OF, Dahlman JE, Borodovsky A, Fitzgerald K, Anderson DG, Weissleder R, Libby P, Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M
Proliferation and Recruitment Contribute to Myocardial Macrophage Expansion in Chronic Heart Failure.
Circ Res. 2016;:ePub - PMID: 27444755
Miller MA, Oudin MJ, Sullivan RJ, Wang SJ, Meyer AS, Im H, Frederick DT, Tadros J, Griffith LG, Lee H, Weissleder R, Flaherty KT, Gertler FB, Lauffenburger DA
Reduced Proteolytic Shedding of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Is a Post-Translational Mechanism of Kinase Inhibitor Resistance.
Cancer Discov. 2016;6(4):382-99 - PMID: 26984351 - Cover
Vinegoni C, Leon Swisher C, Fumene Feruglio P, Giedt RJ, Rousso DL, Stapleton S, Weissleder R
Real-time high dynamic range laser scanning microscopy.
Nat Commun. 2016;7:11077 - PMID: 27032979 - PMCID: PMC4821995
Roy J*, Kim B*, Hill E, Visconti P, Krapf D, Vinegoni C, Weissleder R, Brown D, Breton S
Tyrosine kinase-mediated axial motility of basal cells revealed by intravital imaging.
Nat Commun. 2016;7:10666 - PMID: 26868824 - PMCID: PMC4754344
Pathania D, Im H, Kilcoyne A, Sohani AR, Fexon L, Pivovarov M, Abramson JS, Randall TC, Chabner BA, Weissleder R, Lee H, Castro CM
Holographic Assessment of Lymphoma Tissue (HALT) for Global Oncology Field Applications
Theranostics. 2016;6(10):1603-10 - PMID: 27446494 - PMCID: PMC4955059
Ricklefs F, Mineo M, Rooj AK, Nakano I, Charest A, Weissleder R, Breakefield XO, Chiocca EA, Godlewski J, Bronisz A
Extracellular vesicles from high grade glioma exchange diverse pro-oncogenic signals that maintain intratumoral heterogeneity.
Cancer Res. 2016;76(10):2876-2881 - PMID: 27013191 - PMCID: PMC4873326
Cameron-Vendrig A, Reheman A, Siraj MA, Xu XR, Wang Y, Lei X, Afroze T, Shikatani E, El-Mounayri O, Noyan H, Weissleder R, Ni H, Husain M
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor activation attenuates platelet aggregation and thrombosis.
Diabetes. 2016;65(6):1714-23 - PMID: 26936963
Meimetis LG, Giedt R, Mikyla H, Carlson J, Kohler R, Pirovich DB, Weissleder R
Fluorescent vinblastine probes for live cell imaging
Chem Commun. 2016;52(64):9953-6 - PMID: 27439765 - PMCID: PMC4970878
Dutta P, Hoyer FF, Sun Y, Iwamoto Y, Tricot B, Weissleder R, Magnani JL, Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M
E-Selectin Inhibition Mitigates Splenic HSC Activation and Myelopoiesis in Hypercholesterolemic Mice With Myocardial Infarction.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016;36(9):1802-8 - PMID: 27470513
Im H, Park YI, Pathania D, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H
Digital diffraction detection of protein markers for avian influenza.
Lab Chip. 2016;16(8):1340-5 - PMID: 26980325 - PMCID: PMC4829473
Song J, Leon Swisher C, Im H, Jeong S, Pathania D, Iwamoto Y, Pivovarov M, Weissleder R, Lee H
Sparsity-Based Pixel Super Resolution for Lens-Free Digital In-line Holography.
Sci Rep. 2016;6:24681 - PMID: 27098438 - PMCID: PMC4838824
Vinegoni C, Dubach JM, Feruglio PF, Weissleder R
Two-Photon Fluorescence Anisotropy Microscopy for Imaging and Direct Measurement of Intracellular Drug Target Engagement
IEEE J Sel Top Quantum Electron. 2016;22 (3):6801607 - PMID: 27440991 - PMCID: PMC4946648
Clardy SM, Kohler RH, Vinegoni C, Iwamoto Y, Keliher EJ, Weissleder R
Two-photon imaging of pancreatic beta cells in real time in vivo
Technology. 2016;4(2):130-134
King K, Grazette LP, Paltoo DN, McDevitt JT, Sia SK, Barrett PM, Apple FS, Gurbel PA, Weissleder R, Leeds H, Iturriaga EJ, Rao A, Adhikari B, Desvigne-Nickens P, Galis ZS, Libby P
Point-of-Care Technologies for Precision Cardiovascular Care and Clinical Research: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group.
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2016;1(1-2):73-86 - PMID: 26977455 - PMCID: PMC4787294
Park KS*, Huang CH*, Lee K, Yoo YE, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H
Rapid identification of health care–associated infections with an integrated fluorescence anisotropy system
Sci Adv. 2016;2(5):e1600300
Cho CF, Lee K, Speranza MC, Bononi FC, Viapiano MS, Luyt LG, Weissleder R, Chiocca EA, Lee H, Lawler SE
Design of a microfluidic chip for magnetic-activated sorting of one-bead-one-compound libraries.
ACS Comb Sci. 2016;18(6):271-8 - PMID: 27124678
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