Susan Voglmaier, M.D., Ph.D.

Susan Voglmaier, M.D., Ph.D.
Susan Voglmaier, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Co-Director, UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program

University of California, San Francisco

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2015)

Dr. Voglmaier’s lab has developed precise optical tools to investigate the mechanisms that control neurotransmitter release over the course of synapse development. The long-term goal of this line of research is to target specific differences in the membrane trafficking of synaptic vesicle proteins to normalize the balance of excitatory and inhibitory inputs in autism; and of subcortical pathways that carry sensory information that is compared with information about meaning, conveyed by cortical pathways, in schizophrenia circuits.

Dr. Voglmaier obtained her BA, M.D., and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, where she worked with Dr. Solomon Snyder, a founding member of the Scientific Council. She joined UCSF as a psychiatry resident, integrating research training into her psychiatric training in the UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program, which she now directs as a member of the UCSF faculty.

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