Dr. Taniguchi received his Ph.D. in Developmental Neurobiology from National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB) in Japan. After his Ph.D., he started his postdoctoral work, also at NIBB, where he studied molecular and cellular mechanisms for neuronal migration in the hindbrain. Then, he moved to US to work as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, where he examined molecular mechanisms for synapse formation. From 2005 to 2012 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2005-2011) and a research investigator (2011-2012) in the lab of Dr. Z. Josh Huang at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He generated genetically engineered mouse lines to manipulate distinct subtypes of GABAergic inhibitory neurons, which enables researches to ask tons of unsolved questions about complexity of neural circuits. Since 2011 he has also been a researcher in Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology in Japan. He was appointed a Research Group Leader of Development and Function of Inhibitory Neural Circuits Group at the Max Planck Florida Institute in August 2012. His current research focus is to reveal fine connectivity of inhibitory neural circuits and understand development and function of different GABA neuron subtypes. He was a recipient of National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Grant.