Gregory A. Weiss

Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences

Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

PH.D., Harvard University, 1997

B.S., 1992, University of California, Berkeley

Phone: (949) 824-5566
Fax: (949) 824-8571

University of California, Irvine
4122 Natural Sciences 1
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697

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Bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, protein engineering, molecular biology and biochemistry
2103, Fellow AAAS
2007-2008, Outstanding Professor from the U.C. Irvine School of Physical Sciences, selected by the graduating seniors
2004, U.C. Irvine, School of Physical Sciences, Award for Contributions to Undergraduate Education
2002-2004, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigator
1997, NIH Post-doctoral fellowship (funding returned to the NIH)
The Weiss laboratory invents new chemical tools to dissect biological processes at the level of atoms and bonds.  We seek significant breakthroughs in both quantitative analysis and control over biologically relevant processes.  The bioelectronics aspects of our research allow detailed study of the individual steps for biomolecular processes, and the lab’s protein engineering experiments identify the chemical functionalities required for molecular recognition and other biological events.  These complementary approaches offer unprecedented insights into both steps and functional groups required by proteins acting as complex systems in cells and organisms.

Our overarching mission is to understand the relationship between a protein’s structure and its function.  Towards this goal, we focus on structure-function relationships of enzymes and membrane proteins, especially those required for signal transduction and key catalytic steps in the cell. 

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Other Experience Post-doctoral Fellow
Genentech, Inc. 1997—2000

Graduate Programs Chemical Biology

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