Filip Swirski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Filip Swirski is an associate professor at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. After completing his Ph.D. in immunology at McMaster University in Canada and postdoctoral studies in vascular biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in 2007 Dr. Swirski joined MGH, where he established his lab. Dr. Swirski studies the role of leukocytes in inflammation, metabolism and physiology.

Funded Research

Project Description Researchers Funding
Systemic Inflammatory Networks in Alzheimer's Disease

A common early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is short-term memory loss. As the disease worsens, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation, mood and behavior changes, confusion about events, difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking. AD is the most common form of dementia and worsens over time, accounting for approximately 70 percent of dementia cases. It is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of normal brain function as a result of damage and destruction of nerve cells.

2015 to 2016

$400,000