University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Lung Center

Bio for Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Daniel.Weiss@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Medicine, Health Sci Rsrch Facility, Rm 226

Education

B.A. Cum Laude, Anatomy and Physiology/Biology Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1977-1981
Ph.D. Pharmacology/Biomedical Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, NY 1981-1987
M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 1981-1988

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 2011-present
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont 2006-2011
Associate Professor Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington 2006-present
Assistant Professor Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington 2001-2006
Assistant Professor, Department of MedicineFletcher Allen Health Care, University of VermontBurlington, Vermont 2001-2006
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2001
Clinical Instructor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 1997-2001
Acting Instructor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 1995-1997
Acting Instructor, Department of Emergency Services University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 1993-1996

Research Grants

Individual National Research Service Award, NIH-NHLBI HL09134, $104,400 “Feedback Regulation of Collagen Synthesis in Lung Injury” 1994-1997
American Lung Association Research Grant, $80,000 “Regulation of Collagen Synthesis in Acute Lung Injury” 1997-1999
National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Pilot and Feasibility Grant, $80,000 “Perfluorocarbon-Enhancement of Airway Gene Delivery” 1998-2000
Core Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Gene Therapy Research University of Washington Medical Center/Children’s Hospital Pilot and Feasibility Project Accepted as New Project in Core Grant Renewal, NHLBI, February 1998 “Perfluorochemical Enhanced Gene Delivery to Lung”(Declined in order to Accept the National CF Foundation Award) 1998
Mentored Scientist Clinical Development Award (CIDA), NHLBI HL03864, $381,250 “Perfluorochemical Enhanced Gene Delivery to Lung” 1998-2003
National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grant) $120,000 “Perfluorocarbon-Enhanced Gene Delivery to Primate Lung” 2000-2002
American Lung Association (Washington State) Research Grant, $100,000 “Mechanism of PFC Liquid Enhanced Gene Delivery to Lung” 2000-2002
University of Washington Primate Research Center $50,000 “Effect of Aerosolized PFC on AAV-Mediated Gene Expression in Lung” 2001
Vermont Lung Association Proctor Award $20,000 “Mechanism of PFC Liquid Enhanced Gene Delivery to Lung” 2000-2002
Member, Respiratory Tract Committee, American Society of Gene Therapy 2001-2004
Faculty Development of Award, Univ of Vermont College of Med $70,000 Funds a Post-Doctoral Researcher for Two Years. 2002-2004
Fletcher Allen Trustees’ Research Development Fund Award $64,000 “Inhaled Insulin for Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes” 2002-2004

Awards and Honors

New York State Regent’s Scholarship 1977-1981
Cum laude, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 1981
Full Scholarship: Medical Scientist Training Program -Mt. Sinai School of Medicine 1981-1988
Doctoral Dissertation Award "Thesis of Unusual Distinction" City University of New York 1987

Publications

Goodwin M, Sueblinvong V, Eisenhauer P, Ziats NP, Leclair L, Poynter ME, Steele C, Rincon M, Weiss DJ. Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stromal cells inhibit Th2-mediated allergic airways inflammation in mice. Stem Cells, 29(7): 1137-1148, 2011.

Weiss DJ, Bertoncello I, Borok Z, Kim C, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Reynolds S, Rojas M, Stripp B, Warburton D, Prockop DJ. Stem cells and cell therapies in lung biology and lung diseases. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. 8(3): 223-272, 2011.

Daly AB, Wallis JM, Borg ZD, Bonvillian RW, Deng B, Ballif BA, Jaorski DM, Allen GB, Weiss DJ. Initial binding and re-cellularization of de-cellularized mouse lung scaffolds with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells. Tissue Engineering Part A, Vol. 18, No. 1-2, 1-16, 2012.

Wallis JM, Borg ZD, Daly AB, Deng B, Ballif BA, Allen GB, Jaworski DM, Weiss DJ. Comparative assessment of detergent-based protocols for mouse lung de-cellularization and re-cellularization. Tissue Engineering, Part C (In Press), 2012.

Badylak SF, Weiss DJ, Caplan A, Macchiarini P. Engineered whole organs and complex tissues. Lancet (In Press), 2012.