Ralph Weissleder, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Weissleder is a Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Attending Interventional Radiologist at MGH. Dr. Weissleder is also a member of the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center and regularly participates in four programs: the Prostate Cancer Program, the GI-cancer Program, the Neurooncology Program and the Program in Cancer Imaging). He is also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute (Chemical Biology Program)and a member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) leading its Imaging Program. Dr. Weissleder's research interests include the development of novel molecular imaging techniques, tools for detection of early detection of cancer and development of nanomaterials for sensing. His research has been translational and some of his developments have led to advanced clinical trials with anticipated major impacts when these methods become routinely available.