Dr. Weimer grew up in north central Missouri and moved to upstate New York where she received her bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Neuroscience Research Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a focus on developmental neuroscience.
Dr. Weimer is also very active in education and the community. In addition to her role at Sanford Research, she is an associate professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and South Dakota State University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She co-founded The Sanford PROMISE (Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration) and the It's All About Science Festival. Dr. Weimer serves on a number of educational/community boards including for the South Dakota Innovative Lab and the Kirby Science Discovery Center and the Washington Pavilion's Board of Trustees. Her husband Jarrett works as a nuclear engineer for Exelon Power.