Robert Weiss

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Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Cornell-Ithaca


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Robert Weiss is an Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.  He received an A.B. in Biology from Wabash College in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Molecular Virology from Baylor College of Medicine in 1997.  He then trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School with support from an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship.  In 2002, Dr. Weiss joined the faculty of Cornell University.  He lectures in the veterinary curriculum and additionally teaches a graduate course on genome maintenance mechanisms.  His National Institutes of Health-funded research group studies how mammalian cells maintain chromosomal integrity and investigates roles for genomic instability in cancer and other diseases, using mouse models and an array of genetic, molecular, cell biological, and genomic technologies.