Lauren Weiss, PhD - Contact Information

Weiss, Lauren

Title: Assistant Professor in Residence


University of Chicago's Human Genetics Program; doctoral research with Carole Ober and Ed Cook; worked with genetically isolated populations and focused specifically on autism and whole blood serotonin levels

Postgraduate Training:

postdoctoral research in psychiatric genetics with Pamela Sklar and Mark Daly at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Research Areas:

At UCSF, Dr. Weiss will direct a research laboratory that investigates the genetic mechanisms controlling neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders.  Her long-term goal is the genetic and molecular dissection of the social and communication deficits underlying autism in order to improve understanding, prediction, and treatment.


autism, genetics

Campus Location: Parnassus


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service