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Michael Weiss, MD

Michael Weiss, MDTitle

Associate Professor


Florida State University

Medical School

University of Florida


Medical College of Georgia


University of Florida

Number of years at UF as Faculty


Research Interests

  • Stem Cell Therapy for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Tracking stem cells utilizing neuroimaging
  • Stem Cell biology
  • Transport Medicine
  • Critical decision making

Active Research Projects/Grants

  • Title: Use of Biomarkers for detecting brain injury following Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
    Role of Nominee: Principal Investigator (General Clinical Research Center)
    Effective Dates: 2005-2007
  • Title: Stem Cell Therapy for HIE
    Role of Nominee: Principal Investigator
    Effective Dates: 2005-2007
  • Title: Stem Cell Therapy for HIE
    Funding Agency: NIH (R-21)
    Role of Nominee: Prinicpal Investigator
    Effective Dates: 2007-2009
  • Title: Use of simulator training for EMS personal
    Funding Agency: State of Florida EMS
    Role of Nominee: Principal Investigator
    Effective Dates: 2007-2009
    Indirect Costs: $0


  1. Weiss MD: Should We Fly or Drive? The use of a computer based system (ANTSS) for resource allocation. Air Med J. 2007 Mar-Apr; 26(2):104-10.
  2. Zheng T, Rossignol C, *Leibovici A, Walton NM, Anderson KJ, Steindler DA,Weiss MD: Transplantation of Multipotent Astrocytic Stem Cells Into a Rat Model of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. Dev Neurosci. 2007; 29(3):268-74. Epub 2006 Nov 22.
  3. *Leibovici A, Rossignol C, Erickson JD, Varoqui H, Watanabe M, Chaudhry FA, Anderson KJ, Weiss MD: The Effects of Hypoxia-Ischemia on Neutral Amino Acid Transporters in the Developing Brain. Brain Res. 2006 Sep 27;1112(1):99-105. Epub 2006 Aug 21.
  4. Weiss MD, Rossignol C, Sumners C, Anderson KJ: A pH Dependent increase in neuronal glutamate efflux in vitro: Possible involvement of ASCT1. Brain Research (2005) 1056: 105 – 112.
  5. Weiss MD, Donnelly WH, Rossignol C, Varoqui H, Erickson JD, Anderson KJ: Ontogeny of the neutral amino acid transporter SNAT1 in the developing rat. Journal of Molecular Histology (2005) volume 36, issue 4, pp. 299-307.
  6. *Jesse NM, Drury L, Weiss MD: Transporting Neonates with Nitric Oxide: The Five Year ShandsCair Experience. Air Medical Journal (2004) volume 23 number 1.
  7. Weiss MD, Burchfield DJ: Adjunct Treatments To Bacterial Sepsis In Neonates. 2004, 1: 46-50.
  8. Weiss MD: Thinking At The Speed Of Sound During A Transport: Lessons From The Wild Blue Yonder.” Air Medical Journal (2003) volume 22 number 6.
  9. Weiss MD, Derazi S, Rossignol C, Erickson J, Varoqui H, Kilberg M, Anderson K: Ontogeny of Neutral Amino Acid Transporter SAT1/ATA1 in the Rat Brain. Developmental Brain Research 143 (2003) 151-159.
  10. *Saxonhouse MA, Behnke M, Williams JL, Richards D, Weiss MD: Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII Presenting With Isolated Neonatal Ascites. J. Perinatol. 2003, 23 (1): 73-75.
  11. Weiss MD, Derazi S, Kilberg M, Anderson K: Ontogeny and Localization of the Neutral Amino Acid Transporter ASCT1 in Rat Brain Development. Developmental Brain Research. (2001) 130:183-190.
  12. Weiss MD, DeMarco V, Strauss MD, Samuelson DA, Lane ME, Neu J: Glutamine Synthetase: A Key Enzyme for Intestinal Epithelial Differentiation? JPEN 23(3):140,.
  13. Neu, J, Weiss MD: Necrotizing enterocolitis: pathophysiology and prevention. JPEN 1999, 23(5 Suppl):S13-7