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Ralph Weissleder's Lab

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The Lab has a unique operation. We have always focused on selecting ideas that would have the greatest positive impact for humanity (for some current projects see here). Our primary focus is to:

  • Obtain a deeper understanding of human biology in health and disease
  • Translate new biological understanding into clinically useful diagnostics
  • Identify new therapeutic approaches and drug targets
The lab uses a variety of tools and platforms (bioimaging, chemical biology, bioengineering) for data acquisition. In general, we aim at obtaining:
  • Quantitative in vivo measurements
  • Systems-wide global measurements
  • Dynamic, serial measurements
  • An fine-grained understanding of in vivo function
We strongly encourage an unusual interdisciplinary approach, fostering collaboration between scientists and clinicians from diverse backgrounds. This convergence approach has led to many exciting discoveries and innovations at the Weissleder Lab.

Recent Publications (more...)

Pfirschke C, Engblom C, Rickelt S, Cortez-Retamozo V, Garris C, Pucci F, Yamasaki T, Poirier-Colame V, Newton A, Redouane Y, Lin YJ, Wojtkiewicz G, Iwamoto Y, Mino-Kenudson M, Huynh TG, Hynes RO, Freeman GJ Kroemer G, Zitvogel L, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
Immunogenic Chemotherapy Sensitizes Tumors to Checkpoint Blockade Therapy
Immunity. 2016;44:1-12
Jeong S, Park J, Pathania D, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H
Integrated Magneto-Electrochemical Sensor for Exosome Analysis.
ACS Nano. 2016;:ePub - PMID: 26808216
Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M
Advancing biomedical imaging
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(47):14424-8 - PMID: 26598657 - PMCID: PMC4664297
Hong S, Carlson J, Lee H, Weissleder R
Bioorthogonal Radiopaque Hydrogel for Endoscopic Delivery and Universal Tissue Marking.
Adv Healthc Mater. 2015;:ePub - PMID: 26688173

Recent News (more...)

2015-10-20: Kevin King was recently selected as a finalist in the Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator's Forum. His project won the 1st place Fellow's Basic Science.
2015-07-23: Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD was elected as a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina, in recognition of his scientific achievements.
2015-06-24: Recent CSB work has been published on BPoD – Biomedical Picture of the Day.
2015-06-16: CSB developed nano-plasmonic exosome (”nPLEX”) technology won the Most promising translational research award given by CaNCURE Nanomedicine Program during their annual Nanomedicine Day.
2015-06-05: Divya Pathania, PhD received an award at the MGH ORCD 2015 Research Fellows Poster Celebration