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Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD
Investigator / 1982–Present

Scientific Discipline

Biochemistry, Immunology

Host Institution

University of California, San Francisco

Current Position

Dr. Weiss is also Ephraim P. Engleman Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology and a professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Current Research

Signal Transduction Events Involved in Lymphocyte Activation and Differentiation

Arthur Weiss studies the biochemical signal transduction events that control lymphocyte responses. He is particularly interested in the mechanisms involved in signal transduction by antigen receptors, and how abnormalities in these mechanisms can lead to autoimmune diseases or immune deficiencies.

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Biography

Dr. Weiss received his undergraduate education at the Johns Hopkins University and his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Chicago, where he studied immunology with Frank Fitch. He did postdoctoral work with Jean-Charles Cerottini and…

Dr. Weiss received his undergraduate education at the Johns Hopkins University and his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Chicago, where he studied immunology with Frank Fitch. He did postdoctoral work with Jean-Charles Cerottini and Theodore Brunner at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Lausanne. After an internship and residency in internal medicine at UCSF, he was a postdoctoral fellow in rheumatology with John Stobo. Dr. Weiss is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Microbiology.

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Education

  • BA, biology, The Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD, immunology, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • MD, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Awards

  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI)–Huang Foundation Meritorious Career Award
  • Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize, Arthritis Foundation
  • UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award
  • Distinguished Investigator Award, American College of Rheumatology
  • AAI Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Immunologists
  • UCSF Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture Award
  • Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award, American College of Rheumatology
  • Young Investigator Award, Western Society for Clinical Investigation
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Memberships

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Medicine
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Association of American Physicians
  • American Academy of Microbiology
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