Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD

Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD, is an Ephraim P. Engelman Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is also a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology and former chief of the Division of Rheumatology.  He studies how complex molecular interactions between cells can lead to developmental decisions, cell differentiation, and proliferation; specifically looking at how receptors involved in antigen recognition initiate signal transduction events that regulate immune cell responses.

During his distinguished career, Dr. Weiss has received the Lee Howley Prize from the Arthritis Foundation, Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the Lifetime Achievement and Meritorious Career Awards from the American Association of Immunologists, and the William Coley Award from the Cancer Research Institute. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, EMBO, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has recently retired his status as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.