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Matthias Nahrendorf's Lab

The laboratory focuses on the role of immunity in cardiovascular disease, specifically in atherosclerosis and heart failure. Of particular interest are the supply and production of leukocytes by the hematopoietic system, and the signals that regulate hematopoiesis after ischemic injuries such as myocardial infarction or stroke. We described that after myocardial infarction, the spleen releases a large population of ready-made leukocytes that travel to the ischemic heart (Science 2009). We further found that after myocardial infarction, increased sympathetic nerve activity modulates the hematopoietic stem cell niche, activating migration and proliferation of myeloid progenitor cells. This, in turn, accelerated the progression of atherosclerosis (Nature 2012), possibly explaining why secondary infarcts are so common in patients. We are interested in identifying and blocking danger signals arising from ischemic injury, including neural signals that amplify systemic inflammation. The laboratory also develops and employs imaging approaches to sample biology non-invasively, using MR, nuclear, optical and hybrid imaging.

We closely collaborate with the Swirski lab.

Recent Publications (more...)

Courties G, Frodermann V, Honold L, Zheng Y, Herisson FE, Schloss MJ, Sun Y, Presumey J, Severe N, Engblom C, Hulsmans M, Cremer S, Rohde D, Pittet MJ, Scadden D, Swirski FK, Kim DE, Moskowitz MA, Nahrendorf M
Glucocorticoids Regulate Bone Marrow B Lymphopoiesis After Stroke.
Circ Res. 2019;:ePub - PMID: 30782088 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.314518
McAlpine CS, Kiss MG, Rattik S, He S, Vassalli A, Valet C, Anzai A, Chan CT, Mindur JE, Kahles F, Poller WC, Frodermann V, Fenn AM, Gregory AF, Halle L, Iwamoto Y, Hoyer FF, Binder CJ, Libby P, Tafti M, Scammell TE, Nahrendorf M, Swirski FK
Sleep modulates haematopoiesis and protects against atherosclerosis
Nature. 2019;566(7744):383-387 - PMID: 30760925 - DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-0948-2
Vromman A, Ruvkun V, Shvartz E, Wojtkiewicz G, Santos Masson G, Tesmenitsky Y, Folco E, Gram H, Nahrendorf M, Swirski FK, Sukhova GK, Libby P
Stage-dependent differential effects of interleukin-1 isoforms on experimental atherosclerosis.
Eur Heart J. 2019;:ePub - PMID: 30698710 - DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz008
Ahmed MS, Rodell CB, Hulsmans M, Kohler RH, Aguirre A, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R
A Supramolecular Nanocarrier for Delivery of Amiodarone Anti-Arrhythmic Therapy to the Heart.
Bioconjug Chem. 2019;:ePub - PMID: 30615425 - DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b00882

Recent News (more...)

2019-02-20: We are recruiting! Click here for details.
2018-12-26: Five CSB PIs are on the list of Highly Cited Researchers of 2018. Congratulations to Brad Bernstein, Matthias Nahrendorf, Mikael Pittet, Fil Swirski, and Ralph Weissleder!
2018-08-27: Boston Globe writes about our recent publication - MGH says it's discovered tiny channels connecting skull and brain
2018-07-17: Matthias Nahrendorf joins the Advisory Board for Nature Reviews Cardiology.
2017-07-21: "..changing from racing a Ferrari to riding a bicycle (with a flat tire)" - former CBS fellow Florian Leuschner is documenting his transition from a postdoctoral fellowship in the United States to junior faculty in Europe in this Circulation Research paper. (pdf)