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Weissleder, Ralph, MD, PhD

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Phone: 617-726-8226
Email: rweissleder@mgh.harvard.edu
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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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Miller MA, Weissleder R
Imaging of anticancer drug action in single cells
Nat Rev Cancer. 2017;17(7):399–414 - PMID: 28642603 - DOI: 10.1038/nrc.2017.41
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 - PMCID: PMC5474950 - DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.03.050
Engblom C*, Pfirschke C*, Zilionis R, Da Silva Martins J, Bos SA, Courties G, Rickelt S, Severe N, Baryawno N, Faget J, Savova V, Zemmour D, Kline J, Siwicki M, Garris C, Pucci F, Liao HW, Lin YJ, Newton A, Yaghi OK, Iwamoto Y, Tricot B, Wojtkiewicz GR, Nahrendorf M, Cortez-Retamozo V, Meylan E, Hynes RO, Demay M, Klein A, Bredella MA, Scadden DT, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
Osteoblasts remotely supply lung tumors with cancer-promoting SiglecFhigh neutrophils
Science. 2017;358:eaal5081 - PMID: 29191879 - DOI: 10.1126/science.aal5081
Frenk NE, Spring L, Muzikansky A, Vadvala HV Gurski JM Jr, Henderson LE, Mino-Kenudson M, Ly A, Bardia A, Finkelstein D, Engelman J, Mueller PR, Juric D, Weissleder R
High-Content Biopsies Facilitate Molecular Analyses and Do Not Increase Complication Rates in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
JCO Precis Oncol. 2017;1:1-9
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 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal3226
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 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal3604 - Cover
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 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal0225
Anzai A, Choi JL, He S, Fenn AM, Nairz M, Rattik S, McAlpine CS, Mindur JE, Chan CT, Iwamoto Y, Tricot B, Wojtkiewicz GR, Weissleder R, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Stone JR, Becher B, Swirski FK
The infarcted myocardium solicits GM-CSF for the detrimental oversupply of inflammatory leukocytes.
J Exp Med. 2017;214(11):3293-3310 - PMID: 28978634 - PMCID: PMC5679174 - DOI: 10.1084/jem.20170689
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 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b01995
Park J, Lin HY, Assaker JP, Jeong S, Huang CH, Kurdi A, Lee K, Fraser K, Min C, Eskandari S, Routray S, Tannous BA, Abdi R, Riella L, Chandraker A, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H, Azzi JR
Integrated Kidney Exosome Analysis (iKEA) For The Detection Of Kidney Transplant Rejection.
ACS Nano. 2017;11(11):11041-11046 - PMID: 29053921 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05083
Park K, Kim H, Kim S, Lee K, Park S, Song J, Min C, Khanam F, Rashu R, Bhuiyan TR, Ryan ET, Qadri F, Weissleder R, Cheon J, Charles RC, Lee H
Nano-Magnetic System For Rapid Diagnosis Of Acute Infection.
ACS Nano. 2017;11(11):11425-11432 - PMID: 29121461 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06074
Lin HY, Huang CH, Park J, Pathania D, Castro CM, Fasano A, Weissleder R, Lee H
Integrated Magneto-Chemical Sensor For On-Site Food Allergen Detection.
ACS Nano. 2017;11(10):10062-10069 - PMID: 28792732 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04318
Miller MA, Askevold B, Mikula H, Kohler RH, Pirovich D, Weissleder R
Nano-palladium is a cellular catalyst for in vivo chemistry
Nat Commun. 2017;8:15906 - PMID: 28699627 - PMCID: PMC5510178 - DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15906
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 - DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14293
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 - DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14064
Ingram JR, Dougan M, Rashidian M, Knoll M, Keliher EJ, Garrett S, Garforth S, Blomberg OS, Espinosa C, Bhan A, Almo SC, Weissleder R, Lodish H, Dougan SK, Ploegh HL
PD-L1 is an activation-independent marker of brown adipocytes.
Nat Commun. 2017;8(1):647 - PMID: 28935898 - PMCID: PMC5608754 - DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00799-8
Mohan JF, Kohler RH, Hill JA, Weissleder R, Mathis D, Benoist C
Imaging the emergence and natural progression of spontaneous autoimmune diabetes.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114(37):E7776-E7785 - PMID: 28839093 - PMCID: PMC5604023 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1707381114
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 - DOI: 10.7150/thno.18238
Vinegoni C, Fumene Feruglio P, Brand C, Lee S, Nibbs AE, Stapleton S, Shah S, Gryczynski I, Reiner T, Mazitschek R, Weissleder R
Measurement of drug-target engagement in live cells by two-photon fluorescence anisotropy imaging.
Nat Protoc. 2017;12(7):1472-1497 - PMID: 28686582 - DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2017.043
Speranza MC, Passaro C, Ricklefs F, Kasai K, Klein SR, Nakashima H, Kaufmann JK, Ahmed AK, Nowicki MO, Obi P, Bronisz A, Aguilar-Cordova E, Aguilar LK, Guzik BW, Breakefield X, Weissleder R, Freeman GJ, Reardon DA, Wen P, Chiocca EA, Lawler SE
Preclinical investigation of gene-mediated cytotoxic immunotherapy and checkpoint blockade in glioblastoma.
Neuro Oncol. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 29016938 - DOI: 10.1093/neuonc/nox139
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 - DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2017.04.024
Park J*, Im H*, Hong S, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Hakho Lee H
Analyses of Intravesicular Exosomal Proteins Using a Nano-Plasmonic System
ACS Photonics. 2017;:ePub - DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00992
Miller MA, Kim E, Cuccarese MF, Plotkin AL, Prytyskach M, Kohler RH, Pittet MJ, Weissleder R
Near infrared imaging of Mer tyrosine kinase (MERTK) using MERi-SiR reveals tumor associated macrophage uptake in metastatic disease
Chem Commun. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 29185561 - DOI: 10.1039/c7cc07581b
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 - DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09359k
Im H, Lee K, Weissleder R, Lee H, Castro CM
Novel nanosensing technologies for exosome detection and profiling.
Lab Chip. 2017;17(17):2892-2898 - PMID: 28745363 - PMCID: PMC5572557 - DOI: 10.1039/c7lc00247e
Min C, Park J, Mun JK, Lim Y, Min J, Lim JW, Kang DM, Ahn HK, Shin TH, Cheon J, Lee HS, Weissleder R, Castro CM, Lee H
Integrated microHall magnetometer to measure the magnetic properties of nanoparticles.
Lab Chip. 2017;17(23):4000-4007 - PMID: 29067383 - PMCID: PMC5698130 - DOI: 10.1039/c7lc00934h
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 - DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00524
Mamuya FA, Xie D, Lei L, Huang M, Tsuji K, Capen DE, Yang B, Weissleder R, Păunescu TG, Lu HJ
Deletion of β-1 integrin in collecting duct principal cells leads to tubular injury and renal medullary fibrosis.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2017;:ajprenal.00038.2017 - PMID: 28701310 - PMCID: PMC5668581 - DOI: 10.1152/ajprenal.00038.2017
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 - DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.3.036005
Miller MA, Arlauckas S, Weissleder R
Prediction of Anti-cancer Nanotherapy Efficacy by Imaging
Nanotheranostics. 2017;1(3):296-312 - PMID: 29071194 - PMCID: PMC5646731 - DOI: 10.7150/ntno.20564
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 - DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700341
Kim SJ, Zhao B, Im H, Min J, Choi N, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H, Lee K
Deep-learning based hologram classification for molecular diagnostics
bioRxiv. 2017;192559:ePub - DOI: 10.1101/192559
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