Michael Aaron Weiss, MD, PhD, MBA

Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Michael A. Weiss is the Robert A. Harris Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Department Chair. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at IU-Bloomington and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue (courtesy appointment). Dr. Weiss’ research lies in molecular endocrinology, focusing on the folding and function of insulin with application to diabetes mellitus. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of Harvard College, the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences & Technology and M.D.-Ph.D. Program at Harvard Medical School. With clinical training at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, he is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Holding 17 issued or pending patents in insulin technologies, Dr. Weiss is a founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Thermalin, Inc.. Following Ph.D. research under Prof. Martin Karplus (Biophysics) and clinical training, Dr. Weiss joined the Endocrine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital (1988-1994). He was a member of the junior faculty of the Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School (1988-1994) and Professor at the University of Chicago (1994-1999). In 2019, Dr. Weiss was honored with the Indiana University Distinguished Professor award.