Professor of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh
BA, UC Berkeley, 1987; PhD, UCLA, 1994; Fellow, UCSF, 1995; Fellow, UCLA 1997; Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, 1998; Associate Professor, University of Maryland, 2003; Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 2006; Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 2011.
Michael S. Gold, Ph.D., is a Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gold received his B.A. from UC Berkeley, Ph.D. from UCLA, and was postdoctoral fellow with Jon Levine at USCF. For the last twenty years, Gold’s research focused on the neurobiology of pain. He has made important contributions to injury-induced plasticity in nociceptive afferents, and their contribution to the manifestation of persistent pain. Toward this end, he has employed an array of approaches ranging from the study of isolated cells to the development of novel behavioral assays with which to assess the presence of persistent hypersensitivity, and more recently the study of clinical populations suffering from persistent pain. Dr. Gold is actively involved in the greater pain community where he is a Member of Council for the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the American Pain Society. He is on the executive committee of the North American Pain School. Dr. Gold received the F.W.L. Kerr award for basic science research in 2016.
Select Awards and Honors
1988 Achievement Award for College Scientists
1997 Giannini Foundation Fellowship
2001 Early Career Achievement Award: American Pain Society
2016 F.W.L. Kerr award for Basic Science Research
2000-2009 Associate Editor for the journal PAIN
2006-2010 Associate Editor, Brain Research
2006-2007 Director at Large, American Pain Society
2007-Present Editorial Board, Journal of Pain
2008-2012 Faculty1000 in Medicine
2008-2009 Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuroscience
2009-2016 Reviewing Editor, Journal of Neuroscience
2010-2013 Scientific Program Committee, Society for Neuroscience
2012-Present Member of Council, International Association for the Study of Pain
2015-Present co-Chair/Chair, Scientific Program Committee of the American Pain Society
2016-Present Chair, Scientific Program Committee – International Association for the Study of Pain
In his free time, Michael Gold likes to row, feed his chickens, garden, and cook.