Fellow, Seminar Series Committee
Daniel Vogt received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He trained as a postdoc at the Cleveland Clinic and then at the University of California San Francisco, under the guidance of John Rubenstein, before joining Michigan State University. His lab is interested in understanding how inhibitory GABAergic neurons develop and function. Specifically, the lab wants to understand how genes implicated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) control these processes. To this end, the lab has developed an efficient in vivo technique to assess the functional impact of mutations found in humans diagnosed with ASD. Using this assay as well as a panel of genetic mouse models, molecular cloning, imaging and behavioral approaches, the lab seeks to discover novel inroads into the biology underlying ASD and brain development.