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Weissleder, Ralph, MD, PhD

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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), Attending Clinician (Interventional Radiology) at MGH, senior faculty in the HMS Department of Systems Biology, a member of the Harvard Cancer Center as well as the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). Dr. Weissleder obtained his postdoctoral and residency training at MGH (1986-91) and has been on faculty at HMS since 1991. He has published over 600 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored several textbooks. His work has been honored with numerous awards including the J. Taylor International Prize in Medicine, the Millenium Pharmaceuticals Innovator Award, the AUR Memorial Award, the ARRS President's Award, The Society for Molecular Imaging Lifetime Achievement Award, the Academy of Molecular Imaging 2006 Distinguished Basic Scientist Award among others. In 2009 he was elected member of the US National Academies Institute of Medicine. His lab has been a driving force in studying human biology, especially cancer and inflammatory diseases. He has developed systematic ways to explore disease biology using in vivo imaging and has been instrumental in translating several discoveries into new drugs.

Selected Publications (from total of 748)

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 ยต-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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