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Weissleder, Ralph, MD, PhD

Ralph_weissleder
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), Attending Clinician (Interventional Radiology) at MGH, senior faculty in the HMS Department of Systems Biology, a member of the Harvard Cancer Center as well as the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). Dr. Weissleder obtained his postdoctoral and residency training at MGH (1986-91) and has been on faculty at HMS since 1991. He has published over >750 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored several textbooks. His work has been honored with numerous awards including the J. Taylor International Prize in Medicine, the Millenium Pharmaceuticals Innovator Award, the AUR Memorial Award, the ARRS President's Award, The Society for Molecular Imaging Lifetime Achievement Award, the Academy of Molecular Imaging 2006 Distinguished Basic Scientist Award among others. In 2009 he was elected member of the US National Academies Institute of Medicine. His lab has been a driving force in studying human biology, especially cancer and inflammatory diseases. He has developed systematic ways to explore disease biology using in vivo imaging and has been instrumental in translating several discoveries into new drugs. In 2014 Dr. Weissleder was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”.

Publications

Chen S, Sanjana NE, Zheng K, Shalem O, Lee K, Shi X, Scott DA, Song J, Pan JQ, Weissleder R, Lee H, Zhang F, Sharp PA
Genome-wide CRISPR Screen in a Mouse Model of Tumor Growth and Metastasis.
Cell. 2015;160(6):1246-60 - PMID: 25748654 - PMCID: PMC4380877
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
Langer R, Weissleder R
Nanotechnology.
JAMA. 2015;313(2):135-136 - PMID: 25585320
Chittajallu DR, Florian S, Kohler RH, Iwamoto Y, Orth JD, Weissleder R*, Danuser G*, Mitchison TJ*
In vivo cell-cycle profiling in xenograft tumors by quantitative intravital microscopy
Nat Methods. 2015;:ePub - PMID: 25867850
Dutta P, Hoyer FF, Grigoryeva LS, Sager HB, Leuschner F, Courties G, Borodovsky A, Novobrantseva T, Ruda VM, Fitzgerald K, Iwamoto Y, Wojtkiewicz G, Sun Y, Da Silva N, Libby P, Anderson DG, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M
Macrophages retain hematopoietic stem cells in the spleen via VCAM-1.
J Exp Med. 2015;212(4):497-512 - PMID: 25800955 - PMCID: PMC4387283
Lee K, Shao H, Weissleder R, Lee H
Acoustic Purification of Extracellular Microvesicles.
ACS Nano. 2015;9(3):2321-7 - PMID: 25672598 - PMCID: PMC4373978
Nair AV, Keliher EJ, Core AB, Brown D, Weissleder R
Characterizing the Interactions of Organic Nanoparticles with Renal Epithelial Cells in Vivo.
ACS Nano. 2015;:ePub - PMID: 25790730
Courties G, Herisson F, Sager H, Heidt T, Ye Y, Ying W, Sun Y, Severe N, Dutta P, Scharff J, Scadden D, Weissleder R, Swirski FK, Moskowitz MA, Nahrendorf M
Ischemic Stroke Activates Hematopoietic Bone Marrow Stem Cells.
Circ Res. 2015;116(3):407-17 - PMID: 25362208 - PMCID: PMC4312511 - Cover
Gaglia JL, Harisinghani M, Aganj I, Wojtkiewicz GR, Hedgire S, Benoist C Mathis D, Weissleder R
Noninvasive mapping of pancreatic inflammation in recent-onset type-1 diabetes patients
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(7):2139-44 - PMID: 25650428 - PMCID: PMC4343112
Magnuson AM, Thurber GM, Kohler RH, Weissleder R, Mathis D, Benoist C
Population dynamics of islet-infiltrating cells in autoimmune diabetes.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(5):1511-6 - PMID: 25605891 - PMCID: PMC4321317
Im H, Castro CM, Shao H, Liong M, Song J, Pathania D, Fexon L, Min C, Avila-Wallace M, Zurkiya O, Rho J, Magaoay B, Tambouret RH, Pivovarov M, Weissleder R*, Lee H*
Digital diffraction analysis enables low-cost molecular diagnostics on a smartphone
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;:ePub - PMID: 25870273
Kessinger CW, Kim JW, Henke PK, Thompson B, McCarthy JR, Hara T, Sillesen M, Margey RJ, Libby P, Weissleder R, Lin CP, Jaffer FA
Statins Improve the Resolution of Established Murine Venous Thrombosis: Reductions in Thrombus Burden and Vein Wall Scarring.
PLoS ONE. 2015;10(2):e0116621 - PMID: 25680183 - PMCID: PMC4334538
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