University of California, San Francisco
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.
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.
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.