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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...)

Garris CS*, Arlauckas SP*, Kohler RH, Trefny MP, Garren S, Piot C, Engblom C, Pfirschke C, Siwicki M, Gungabeesoon J, Freeman GJ, Warren SE, Ong S, Browning E, Twitty CG, Pierce RH, Le MH, Algazi AP, Daud AI, Pai SI, Zippelius A, Weissleder R, Pittet MJ
Successful Anti-PD-1 Cancer Immunotherapy Requires T Cell-Dendritic Cell Crosstalk Involving the Cytokines IFN-γ and IL-12
Immunity. 2018;49:1-14 - DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2018.09.024
Kim HY, Li R, Ng TSC, Courties G, Rodell CB, Prytyskach M, Kohler RH, Pittet M, Nahrendorf M, Weissleder R, Miller MA
Quantitative Imaging of Tumor Associated Macrophages and Their Response to Therapy Using 64Cu-Labeled Macrin.
ACS Nano. 2018;:ePub - PMID: 30508377 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b04338
Pineda JJ, Miller MA, Song Y, Kuhn H, Mikula H, Tallapragada N, Weissleder R, Mitchison TJ
Site occupancy calibration of taxane pharmacology in live cells and tissues
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115(48):E11406-E11414 - PMID: 30429313 - PMCID: PMC6275538 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1800047115
Vinegoni C, Fumene Feruglio P, Weissleder R
High dynamic range fluorescence imaging
IEEE J Sel Top Quant. 2018;:1-13 - DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2018.2881608

Recent News (more...)

2018-08-27: "AI-powered cancer diagnoses for resource limited settings" - CSB work is featured on the Nature Bioengineering blog.
2018-06-18: Christopher T. Chan, Hsing-Ying Lin, and Jouha Min were named the winners of the 2018 MGH Research Fellow Poster Celebration. Congratulations!
2018-04-11: CSB work is featured on the MGH Blog.
2018-03-28: Jouha Min, PhD (Weissleder Lab) won Poster of Distinction award at the 70th Annual Meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). Congratulations, Jouha!
2017-12-06: Two CSB PIs - Ralph Weissleder and Bradley E. Bernstein - are included in the Clarivate Analytics 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list (formerly the Thompson Reuters list).