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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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Hulsmans M, Clauss S, Xiao L, Aguirre AD, King KR, Hanley A, Hucker WJ, Wülfers EM, Seemann G, Courties G, Iwamoto Y, Sun Y, Savol AJ, Sager HB, Lavine KJ, Fishbein GA, Capen DE, Da Silva N, Miquerol L, Wakimoto H, Seidman CE, Seidman JG, Sadreyev RI, Naxerova K, Mitchell RN, Brown D, Libby P, Weissleder R, Swirski FK, Kohl P, Vinegoni C, Milan DJ, Ellinor PT, Nahrendorf M
Macrophages Facilitate Electrical Conduction in the Heart
Cell. 2017;169:510-522 - PMID: 28431249
Arlauckas SP*, Garris CS*, Kohler RH, Kitaoka M, Cuccarese MF, Yang KS, Miller MA, Carlson JC, Freeman GJ, Anthony RM, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
In vivo imaging reveals a tumor-associated macrophage–mediated resistance pathway in anti–PD-1 therapy
Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(389):eaal3604 - PMID: 28490665 - Cover
Yang KS*, Im H*, Hong S, Pergolini I, Del Castillo AF, Wang R, Clardy S, Huang CH, Pille C, Ferrone S, Yang R, Castro CM, Lee H, Del Castillo CF, Weissleder R
Multiparametric plasma EV profiling facilitates diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy
Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(391):eaal3226 - PMID: 28539469
Miller MA, Chandra R, Cuccarese MF, Pfirschke C, Engblom C, Stapleton S, Adhikary U, Kohler RH, Mohan JF, Pittet MJ, Weissleder R
Radiation therapy primes tumors for nanotherapeutic delivery via macrophage-mediated vascular bursts
Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(392):eaal0225 - PMID: 28566423
Seo KJ, Qiang Y, Bilgin I, Kar S, Vinegoni C, Weissleder R, Fang H
Transparent Electrophysiology Microelectrodes and Interconnects from Metal Nanomesh.
ACS Nano. 2017;11(4):4365-4372 - PMID: 28391679
Keliher EJ, Ye YX, Wojtkiewicz GR, Aguirre AD, Tricot B, Senders ML, Groenen H, Fay F, Perez-Medina C, Calcagno C, Carlucci G, Reiner T, Sun Y, Courties G, Iwamoto Y, Kim HY, Wang C, Chen JW, Swirski FK, Wey HY, Hooker J, Fayad ZA, Mulder WJ, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M
Polyglucose nanoparticles with renal elimination and macrophage avidity facilitate PET imaging in ischaemic heart disease.
Nat Commun. 2017;8:14064 - PMID: 28091604 - PMCID: PMC5241815
Cuccarese MF, Dubach JM, Pfirschke C, Engblom C, Garris C, Miller MA, Pittet MJ, Weissleder R
Heterogeneity of macrophage infiltration and therapeutic response in lung carcinoma revealed by 3D organ imaging.
Nat Commun. 2017;8:14293 - PMID: 28176769 - PMCID: PMC5309815
Mikula H, Stapleton S, Kohler RH, Vinegoni C, Weissleder R
Design and Development of Fluorescent Vemurafenib Analogs for In Vivo Imaging.
Theranostics. 2017;7(5):1257-1265 - PMID: 28435463 - PMCID: PMC5399591
Godlewski J, Ferrer-Luna R, Rooj AK, Mineo M, Ricklefs F, Takeda YS, Nowicki MO, Salińska E, Nakano I, Lee H, Weissleder R, Beroukhim R, Chiocca EA, Bronisz A
MicroRNA Signatures and Molecular Subtypes of Glioblastoma: The Role of Extracellular Transfer.
Stem Cell Reports. 2017;8(6):1497-1505 - PMID: 28528698 - PMCID: PMC5470095
Hong S, Park KS, Weissleder R, Castro CM, Lee H
Facile silicification of plastic surface for bioassays.
Chem Commun. 2017;53(13):2134-2137 - PMID: 28134385 - PMCID: PMC5327824
Park YI, Kim E, Huang CH, Park KS, Castro CM, Lee H, Weissleder R
Facile Coating Strategy to Functionalize Inorganic Nanoparticles for Biosensing
Bioconjug Chem. 2017;28(1):33-37 - PMID: 27792877 - PMCID: PMC5474933
Lee S, Courties G, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Vinegoni C
Motion characterization scheme to minimize motion artifacts in intravital microscopy.
J Biomed Opt. 2017;22(3):36005 - PMID: 28253383 - PMCID: PMC5333764
Jeong S, Eskandari R, Park SM, Alvarez J, Tee SS, Weissleder R, Kharas MG, Lee H, Keshari KR
Real-time quantitative analysis of metabolic flux in live cells using a hyperpolarized micromagnetic resonance spectrometer.
Sci Adv. 2017;3(6):e1700341 - PMID: 28630930 - PMCID: PMC5473678
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