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

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

JOINED THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL IN 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Co-Director,
UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program
University of California, San Francisco

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, MD, and PhD 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.