Scientific Advisor at Jasper Therapeutics
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 leader in the field of signal transduction in the immune system, focusing on the roles of tyrosine kinases and phosphatases in regulating lymphocyte activation. He is interested in how abnormalities in tyrosine phosphorylation pathways can lead to immunologically-mediated diseases. He has coauthored more than 250 peer-reviewed original research publications and more than 80 reviews. Dr. Weiss received the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology from the Cancer Research Institute, the Lee C. Howley Prize from the Arthritis Foundation, the Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, and the Meritorious Career Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) and the Huang Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AAI. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Microbiology.