Michael D. Weiss, M.D.

Michael D. WeissDivision


Academic Title

Associate Professor

Contact Information

352-273-8985 (phone)
352-273-9054 (fax)

Research Overview

  • 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

Key Publications

  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