University of California
Dr. Weiss received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He did postdoctoral training at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Lausanne and internal medicine and rheumatology training at UCSF.
Dr. Weiss is the Ephraim P. Engleman Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where he has been on the faculty since 1985. He served as Division Chief of Rheumatology at UCSF from 1988-2011. He has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1985.
Dr. Weiss is a leading researcher in the field of signal transduction in the immune system, focusing on the roles of tyrosine kinases and phosphatases in regulating lymphocyte activation and how abnormalities in signaling pathways can lead to immunologically-mediated diseases.
Dr. Weiss received the Lee C. Howley Prize from the Arthritis Foundation, Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, and the Lifetime Achievement and Meritorious Career Awards from the American Association of Immunologists. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Associate Member of EMBO and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.