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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...)

Rodell CB, Arlauckas SP, Cuccarese MF, Garris CS, Li R, Ahmed MS, Kohler RH, Pittet MJ, Weissleder R
TLR7/8-agonist-loaded nanoparticles promote the polarization of tumour-associated macrophages to enhance cancer immunotherapy.
Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2018;:ePub - DOI: 10.1038/s41551-018-0236-8
Ingram JR, Blomberg OS, Rashidian M, Ali L, Garforth S, Fedorov E, Fedorov AA, Bonanno JB, Le Gall C, Crowley S, Espinosa C, Biary T, Keliher EJ, Weissleder R, Almo SC, Dougan SK, Ploegh HL, Dougan M
Anti-CTLA-4 therapy requires an Fc domain for efficacy.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115(15):3912-3917 - PMID: 29581255 - PMCID: PMC5899492 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1801524115
Min J, Nothing M, Coble B, Zheng H, Park J, Im H, Weber GF, Castro CM, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Lee H
Integrated Biosensor for Rapid and Point-Of-Care Sepsis Diagnosis.
ACS Nano. 2018;12(4):3378-3384 - PMID: 29533646 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b08965
Ricklefs FL, Alayo Q, Krenzlin H, Mahmoud AB, Speranza MC, Nakashima H, Hayes JL, Lee K, Balaj L, Passaro C, Rooj AK, Krasemann S, Carter BS, Chen CC, Steed T, Treiber J, Rodig S, Yang K, Nakano I, Lee H, Weissleder R, Breakefield XO, Godlewski J, Westphal M, Lamszus K, Freeman GJ, Bronisz A, Lawler SE, Chiocca EA
Immune evasion mediated by PD-L1 on glioblastoma-derived extracellular vesicles.
Sci Adv. 2018;4(3):eaar2766 - PMID: 29532035 - PMCID: PMC5842038 - DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar2766

Recent News (more...)

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).
2017-11-07: "Food Allergy Detection Device Could Remove Danger Of Dining Out" - CBS News report on the iEat device developed at CSB