Michael S. Gold, Ph.D.
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 was the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 2017 meeting of 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.