Michael Weiss, PhD

Chair, Department of Biochemistry Cowan-Blum Professor of Cancer Research Professor of Biochemistry & Medicine

Michael Weiss, PhD, is the chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and a professor of Medicine in the Endocrine Division. Dr. Weiss received his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and MD and PhD degrees from the joint Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and began his faculty career in the Endocrine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to relocating to Case Western Reserve, Dr. Weiss was a professor of biochemistry and medicine at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Weiss's research promises to enhance the clinical care of patients with diabetes mellitus through the development of novel ultra-stable and receptor-isoform-specific analogs of insulin. These analogs may make feasible an implantable closed-loop insulin pump as an artificial beta cell and may enable tight glycemic control without weight gain. Dr. Weiss also is investigating the genetics of neonatal diabetes in an effort to circumvent the need for lifelong insulin therapy in this subset of patients.