Jason McCarthy, PhD

The development of tools to enable the investigation of the cardiovascular system is the foundation of the research undertaken by our group. This includes both agents for the detection of pathological processes, and nanometer-sized drug delivery vehicles for the site- or cell-specific delivery of therapeutic moieties. The broad nature of this research program means that we have projects focused on many aspects of cardiovascular biology and disease, including atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and myocardial infarction. In conjunction with clinical collaborators, our goal is to translate many of our discoveries from bench to bedside.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2003 with a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, Dr. McCarthy joined the Center for Molecular Imaging Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA post-doctoral fellow. This led to his promotion to Instructor in Radiology in 2006 and Assistant Professor of Radiology in 2010, concomitant with his move to the Center for Systems Biology. Dr. McCarthy received an adjunct appointment in the Department of Medicine and joined the CVRC in early 2016.

Contact Info:

Massachusetts General Hospital
Center for Systems Biology
149 13th Street, Room 6229
Charlestown, MA 02129


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