A photo of Michael Williams.

Co-Director, Animal Behavior Core

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Biography & Affiliation

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




AA: Psychology, Belleville Area College, Belleville, IL.

BS: Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

PhD: Biomedical Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Psychoneuroimmunology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Teratology, Children's Hospital Research Foundation.


Infection-induced endothelial amyloids impair memory. Balczon, R; Pittet, J; Wagener, BM; Moser, SA; Voth, S; Vorhees, CV; Williams, MT; Bridges, JP; Alvarez, DF; Koloteva, A; et al. The FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2019; 33:10300-10314.

Learning and Memory Effects of Neonatal Methamphetamine Exposure in Sprague-Dawley Rats: Test of the Role of Dopamine Receptors D1 in Mediating the Long-Term Effects. Jablonski, SA; Williams, MT; Vorhees, CV. Developmental Neuroscience. 2019; 41:44-55.

Effects of intrastriatal dopamine D1 or D2 antagonists on methamphetamine-induced egocentric and allocentric learning and memory deficits in Sprague-Dawley rats. Gutierrez, A; Regan, SL; Hoover, CS; Williams, MT; Vorhees, CV. Psychopharmacology. 2019; 236:2243-2258.

Deltamethrin Exposure Daily From Postnatal Day 3-20 in Sprague-Dawley Rats Causes Long-term Cognitive and Behavioral Deficits. Pitzer, EM; Sugimoto, C; Gudelsky, GA; Adams, CL H; Williams, MT; Vorhees, CV. Toxicological Sciences (Elsevier). 2019; 169:511-523.

Mouse knockout of guanylyl cyclase C: Recognition memory deficits in the absence of activity changes. Mann, EA; Sugimoto, C; Williams, MT; Vorhees, CV. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 2019; 18:e12573-e12573.

Effects of Preweaning Manganese in Combination with Adult Striatal Dopamine Lesions on Monoamines, BDNF, TrkB, and Cognitive Function in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Bailey, RA; Gutierrez, A; Kyser, TL; Hemmerle, AM; Hufgard, JR; Seroogy, KB; Vorhees, CV; Williams, MT. Neurotoxicity Research. 2019; 35:606-620.

Prenatal exposure to PCBs in Cyp1a2 knock-out mice interferes with F-1 fertility, impairs long-term potentiation, reduces acoustic startle and impairs conditioned freezing contextual memory with minimal transgenerational effects. Hufgard, JR; Sprowles, JL N; Pitzer, EM; Koch, SE; Jiang, M; Wang, Q; Zhang, X; Biesiada, J; Rubinstein, J; Puga, A; et al. Journal of Applied Toxicology. 2019; 39:603-621.

Effects of Acute Deltamethrin Exposure in Adult and Developing Sprague Dawley Rats on Acoustic Startle Response in Relation to Deltamethrin Brain and Plasma Concentrations. Williams, MT; Gutierrez, A; Vorhees, CV. Toxicological Sciences (Elsevier). 2019; 168:61-69.

Metal bashing: iron deficiency and manganese overexposure impact on peripheral nerves. Amos-Kroohs, RM; Usach, V; Pinero, G; Vorhees, CV; Martinez Vivot, R; Soto, PA; Williams, MT; Setton-Avruj, P. JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART A-CURRENT ISSUES. 2019; 82:99-112.

Effects of Acute Exposure of Permethrin in Adult and Developing Sprague-Dawley Rats on Acoustic Startle Response and Brain and Plasma Concentrations. Williams, MT; Gutierrez, A; Vorhees, CV. Toxicological Sciences (Elsevier). 2018; 165:361-371.