Gregory Weiss earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University, respectively. Awarded a NIH Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the NIH, he pursued post-doctoral studies at Genentech, a biotech company in South San Francisco, California. In 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine where his laboratory focuses on the interface between chemistry and biology, including the study of membrane proteins, anti-viral drug resistance, and bioelectronics.
Tenured in 2006, he is currently a full Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Chemistry. His awards include Outstanding Professor in the School of Physical Sciences at UC Irvine (elected by the graduating students) and Beckman Foundation Young Investigator. Selected by the US National Academy of Sciences to represent young scientists from the US at two World Economic Forum “Summer Davos” meetings in Dalian, China, he was elected in 2010 and 2011 to be Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy, which includes >170 top young scientists from 54 countries.