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Weissleder, Ralph, MD, PhD

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Phone: 617-726-8226
Email: rweissleder@mgh.harvard.edu

Research

Dr. Weissleder is the Thrall Professor of Radiology and Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Attending Clinician (Interventional Radiology) at MGH. Dr. Weissleder is also a member of the Department of Systems Biology at HMS and the Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Weissleder’s research interests include the development of novel high resolution molecular imaging systems, tools for early disease detection, new and more advanced nanomaterials for imaging, and modeling methods for systems analysis. Increasingly, his work has been focused on reconciling the gap that exists between traditional cell biology and human biology. His work on imaging, nanomaterials and miniaturized sensing technologies has led to a number of new technologies and advanced clinical trials. He is a cofounder of T2Biosystems and Lumicell. Dr. Weissleder is currently the principal investigator of several National Institute of Health grants and consortia. He has published over 800 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored several textbooks. He has received the J. Taylor International Prize in Medicine, the Millennium Pharmaceuticals Innovator Award, the Society for Molecular Imaging Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and of the US National Academies of Medicine. In 2014 Dr. Weissleder was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”.

Selected Publications (from total of 849)

Shao H, Chung J, Balaj L, Charest A, Bigner DD, Carter BS, Hochberg FH, Breakefield XO, Weissleder R*, Lee H*
Protein typing of circulating microvesicles allows real-time monitoring of glioblastoma therapy
Nature Med. 2012;18(12):1835-1840 - PMID: 23142818 - PMCID: PMC3518564
Issadore D, Chung J*, Shao H*, Liong M, Ghazani AA, Castro CM, Weissleder R*, Lee H*
Ultrasensitive Clinical Enumeration of Rare Cells ex Vivo Using a Micro-Hall Detector
Sci Transl Med. 2012;4 (141):141ra92 - PMID: 22764208 - PMCID: PMC3603277 - Cover
Ghazani AA, Castro CM, Gorbatov R, Lee H, Weissleder R
Sensitive and Direct Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells by Multimarker µ-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Neoplasia. 2012;14(5):388-95 - PMID: 22745585 - PMCID: PMC3384426
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
Thurber GM, Weissleder R
A Systems Approach for Tumor Pharmacokinetics
PLoS ONE. 2011;6(9):e24696 - PMID: 21935441 - PMCID: PMC3173470
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
Reiner T, Thurber G, Gaglia J, Vinegoni C, Liew CW, Upadhyay R, Kohler RH, Li L, Kulkarni RN, Benoist C, Mathis D, Weissleder R
Accurate measurement of pancreatic islet {beta}-cell mass using a second-generation fluorescent exendin-4 analog.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108(31):12815-20 - PMID: 21768367 - PMCID: PMC3150928
Vinegoni C, Botnaru I, Aikawa E, Calfon MA, Iwamoto Y, Folco EJ, Ntziachristos V, Weissleder R, Libby P, Jaffer FA
Indocyanine Green Enables Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Lipid-Rich, Inflamed Atherosclerotic Plaques
Sci Transl Med. 2011;3 (84) ra45):84ra45 - PMID: 21613624 - PMCID: PMC3112179
Buxton DB, Antman M, Danthi N, Dilsizian V, Fayad ZA, Garcia MJ, Jaff MR, Klimas M, Libby P, Nahrendorf M, Sinusas AJ, Wickline SA, Wu JC, Bonow RO, Weissleder R
Report of the national heart, lung, and blood institute working group on the translation of cardiovascular molecular imaging.
Circulation. 2011;123(19):2157-63 - PMID: 21576680 - PMCID: PMC3119488
Haun JB*, Castro CM*, Wang R, Peterson VM, Marinelli BS, Lee H, Weissleder R.
Micro-NMR for Rapid Molecular Analysis of Human Tumor Samples
Sci Transl Med. 2011;3(71):71ra16 - PMID: 21346169 - PMCID: PMC3086073 - Cover
Haun JB, Devaraj NK, Hilderbrand SA, Lee H, Weissleder R
Bioorthogonal chemistry amplifies nanoparticle binding and enhances the sensitivity of cell detection
Nat Nanotechnol. 2010;5(9):660-5 - PMID: 20676091 - PMCID: PMC2934903
Nahrendorf M, Keliher E, Marinelli B, Waterman P, Feruglio PF, Fexon L, Pivovarov M, Swirski FK, Pittet MJ, Vinegoni C, Weissleder R
Hybrid PET-optical imaging using targeted probes
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107(17):7910-5 - PMID: 20385821 - PMCID: PMC2867879
Devaraj NK, Hilderbrand S, Upadhyay R, Mazitschek R, Weissleder R
Bioorthogonal Turn-On Probes for Imaging Small Molecules inside Living Cells.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2010;19 (49):2869-2872 - PMID: 20306505 - PMCID: PMC3433403
Devaraj NK, Upadhyay R, Haun JB, Hilderbrand SA, Weissleder R
Fast and Sensitive Pretargeted Labeling of Cancer Cells through a Tetrazine/trans-Cyclooctene Cycloaddition.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2009;48(38):7013-6 - PMID: 19697389 - PMCID: PMC2790075
Lee H*, Yoon TJ*, Figueiredo JL, Swirski FK, Weissleder R
Rapid detection and profiling of cancer cells in fine-needle aspirates.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106 (30):12459-12464 - PMID: 19620715 - PMCID: PMC2718371
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