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Ralph Weissleder

Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Weissleder is a Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Attending Clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Weissleder is also a member of the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center, an Associate Member of the Broad Institute (Chemical Biology Program) and a member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). Dr. Weissleder’s research interests include the development of novel molecular imaging techniques, tools for early disease detection, development of nanomaterials for sensing and systems analysis. His research has been translational and several of his developments have led to advanced clinical trials with anticipated major impacts when these methods become routinely available. Dr. Weissleder is currently the principal investigator of several RO1 NIH grants, a P50 Center grant, a U24 grant, and a UO1 consortium focusing on nanotechnology. He has published over 500 original publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored several textbooks. He is a founding member of the Society for Molecular Imaging Research and has served as its President in 2002. 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 and the 2008 RSNA Outstanding Researcher Award. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies.

Dr. Weissleder received both his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg.