Hello and welcome to the Center for Molecular Imaging Research (CMIR) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

We are engaged in innovative research of molecular phenomena in diseases such as cancer, atheroscleorosis and inflammation. The long term goals of our Center are the development of novel technologies for in vivo sensing and imaging of molecular events. Another important aspect of our work is to develop these new tools into clinical applications that can save lives.

The research in the department covers a wide range of topics.

The unique strength of the CMIR lies in the combination of its advanced chemistry resources (to synthesize molecular imaging probes), its programmatic effort to discover and validate new targets for molecular imaging, and in its wide range of cutting edge, dedicated imaging equipment.

We also offer lecture series and numerous research opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and visiting scholars.

I hope you’ll find our web site to be a useful window to look at our Center and learn more about our research and program. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or simply wish to leave a comment, send a message to our Webmaster. If you prefer you can send a message directly to me.

Thanks for visiting,
Ralph Weissleder