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Nahrendorf, Matthias, MD, PhD

Nahrendorf
Phone: 617-643-3242
Email: mnahrendorf@mgh.harvard.edu

Research

My current research interests focus on imaging of molecular processes during the healing phase after myocardial infarction. Imaging targets are innate immune cells. Monocytes and macrophages are key players with a central role in disease, including the development of heart failure. We use the entire spectrum of modalities, including MRI, nuclear and optical imaging techniques. Multimodal imaging, as well as hybrid approaches to fuse molecular data with anatomical information are aspects of particular interest. These technologies are embedded in a biologically driven research program that aims at systematic understanding of inflammation at a basic level while keeping a rigorous translational perspective. In addition, I serve as the Director of the Mouse Imaging Program at the Center for Systems Biology. In this function, I oversee the scientific and administrative aspects of a broad molecular imaging facility that comprises all modalities, lead and mentor a team of post doctoral researchers and technicians and support collaborative imaging projects with outside researchers focussing on cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Selected Publications (from total of 224)

King KR, Aguirre AD, Ye YX, Sun Y, Roh JD, Ng Jr RP, Kohler RH, Arlauckas SP, Iwamoto Y, Savol A, Sadreyev RI, Kelly M, Fitzgibbons TP, Fitzgerald KA, Mitchison T, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R
IRF3 and type I interferons fuel a fatal response to myocardial infarction
Nature Med. 2017;23(12):1481-1487 - PMID: 29106401 - DOI: 10.1038/nm.4428
Hulsmans M, Clauss S, Xiao L, Aguirre AD, King KR, Hanley A, Hucker WJ, W├╝lfers 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
Tawakol A, Ishai A, Takx RA, Figueroa AL, Ali A, Kaiser Y, Truong QA, Solomon CJ, Calcagno C, Mani V, Tang CY, Mulder WJ, Murrough JW, Hoffmann U, Nahrendorf M, Shin LM, Fayad ZA, Pitman RK
Relation between resting amygdalar activity and cardiovascular events: a longitudinal and cohort study.
Lancet. 2017;389(10071):834-845 - PMID: 28088338 - DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31714-7
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
Dutta P, Sager HB, Stengel KR, Naxerova K, Courties G, Saez B, Silberstein L, Heidt T, Sebas M, Sun Y, Wojtkiewicz G, Feruglio PF, King K, Baker JN, van der Laan AM, Borodovsky A, Fitzgerald K, Hulsmans M, Hoyer F, Iwamoto Y, Vinegoni C, Brown D, Di Carli M, Libby P, Hiebert SW, Scadden DT, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M
Myocardial Infarction Activates CCR2(+) Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Cell Stem Cell. 2015;16 (5):477-487 - PMID: 25957903 - PMCID: PMC4426344 - DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2015.04.008
Heidt T, Sager HB, Courties G, Dutta P, Iwamoto Y, Zaltsman A, von Zur Muhlen C, Bode C, Fricchione GL, Denninger J, Lin CP, Vinegoni C, Libby P, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M
Chronic variable stress activates hematopoietic stem cells
Nature Med. 2014;20(7):754-758 - PMID: 24952646 - PMCID: PMC4087061 - DOI: 10.1038/nm.3589
Robbins CS, Hilgendorf I, Weber GF, Theurl I, Iwamoto Y, Figueiredo JL, Gorbatov R, Sukhova GK, Gerhardt LM, Smyth D, Zavitz CC, Shikatani EA, Parsons M, Rooijen NV, Lin HY, Husain M, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Local proliferation dominates lesional macrophage accumulation in atherosclerosis
Nature Med. 2013;19(9):1166-72 - PMID: 23933982 - PMCID: PMC3769444 - DOI: 10.1038/nm.3258
Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M
Leukocyte behavior in atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and heart failure.
Science. 2013;339(6116):161-6 - PMID: 23307733 - PMCID: PMC3891792 - DOI: 10.1126/science.1230719
Dutta P*, Courties G*, Wei Y, Leuschner F, Gorbatov R, Robbins CS, Iwamoto Y, Thompson B, Carlson AL, Heidt T, Majmudar MD, Lasitschka F, Etzrodt M, Waterman P, Waring MT, Chicoine AT, van der Laan AN, Niessen HWM, Piek JJ, Rubin BB, Butany J, Stone JR, Katus HA, Murphy SA, Morrow DA, Sabatine MS, Vinegoni C, Moskowitz MA, Pittet MJ, Libby P, Lin CP, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M
Myocardial infarction accelerates atherosclerosis
Nature. 2012;487(7407):325-9 - PMID: 22763456 - PMCID: PMC3401326 - DOI: 10.1038/nature11260
Rauch PJ*, Chudnovskiy A*, Robbins CS*, Weber GF, Etzrodt M, Hilgendorf I, Tiglao E, Figueiredo JL, Iwamoto Y, Theurl I, Gorbatov R, Waring MT, Chicoine AT, Mouded M, Pittet MJ, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Swirski FK
Innate Response Activator B Cells Protect Against Microbial Sepsis
Science. 2012;335(6068):597-601 - PMID: 22245738 - PMCID: PMC3279743 - DOI: 10.1126/science.1215173
Leuschner F, Dutta P, Gorbatov R, Novobrantseva TI, Donahoe JS, Courties G, Lee KM, Kim JI, Markmann JF, Marinelli B, Panizzi P, Lee WW, Iwamoto Y, Milstein S, Epstein-Barash H, Cantley W, Wong J, Cortez-Retamozo V, Newton A, Love K, Libby P, Pittet MJ, Swirski FK, Koteliansky V, Langer R, Weissleder R, Anderson DG, Nahrendorf M
Therapeutic siRNA silencing in inflammatory monocytes in mice
Nat Biotechnol. 2011;29(11):1005-10 - PMID: 21983520 - PMCID: PMC3212614 - DOI: 10.1038/nbt.1989
Panizzi P*, Nahrendorf M*, Jose-Luiz Figueiredo JL, Panizzi J, Marinelli B, Iwamoto Y, Keliher E, Maddur AA, Waterman P, Kroh HK, Leuschner F, Aikawa E, Swirski FK, Pittet MJ, Hackeng TM, Fuentes-Prior P, Schneewind O, Bock PE, Weissleder R
In vivo detection of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis by targeting pathogen-specific prothrombin activation
Nature Med. 2011;17(9):1142-6 - PMID: 21857652 - PMCID: PMC3169740 - DOI: 10.1038/nm.2423
Nahrendorf M, Pittet MJ, Swirski FK
Monocytes: protagonists of infarct inflammation and repair after myocardial infarction.
Circulation. 2010;121(22):2437-45 - PMID: 20530020 - PMCID: PMC2892474 - DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.916346
Swirski* FK, Nahrendorf* M, Etzrodt M, Wildgruber M, Cortez-Retamozo V, Panizzi P, Figueiredo JL, Kohler RH, Chudnovskiy A, Waterman P, Aikawa E, Mempel TR, Libby P, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
Identification of Splenic Reservoir Monocytes and Their Deployment to Inflammatory Sites
Science. 2009;325 (5940):612-6 - PMID: 19644120 - PMCID: PMC2803111 - DOI: 10.1126/science.1175202
Nahrendorf M, Swirski FK, Aikawa E, Stangenberg L, Wurdinger T, Figueiredo JL, Libby P, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
The healing myocardium sequentially mobilizes two monocyte subsets with divergent and complementary functions.
J Exp Med. 2007;204(12):3037-47 - PMID: 18025128 - PMCID: PMC2118517 - DOI: 10.1084/jem.20070885
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