Ralph Weissleder

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Weissleder is a Professor 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 Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Weissleder’s research interests include the development of novel molecular imaging techniques, tools for detection of early disease detection, development of nanomaterials for sensing and systems analysis. His research has been translational and several of his developments have been licensed to companies and led to advanced clinical trials with anticipated major impacts when these methods become routinely available. He has published over 850 publications in peer reviewed journals (h-index 180) and has authored several textbooks. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors and the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). 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. Website: csb.mgh.harvard.edu