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.


Skelton MR, Schaefer TL, Graham DL, Degrauw TJ, Clark JF, Williams MT, Vorhees CV. Creatine Transporter (CrT; Slc6a8) Knockout Mice as a Model of Human CrT Deficiency. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 13;6(1):e16187.

Curran CP, Vorhees CV, Williams MT, Genter MB, Miller ML, Nebert DW. In utero and lactational exposure to a complex mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls: toxicity in pups dependent on the Cyp1a2 and Ahr genotypes. Toxicol Sci. 2011 Jan;119(1):189-208.

Graham DL, Grace CE, Braun AA, Schaefer TL, Skelton MR, Tang PH, Vorhees CV, Williams MT. Effects of developmental stress and lead (Pb) on corticosterone after chronic and acute stress, brain monoamines, and blood Pb levels in rats. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2011 Feb;29(1):45-55.

Braun AA, Skelton MR, Vorhees CV, Williams MT. Comparison of the elevated plus and elevated zero mazes in treated and untreated male Sprague-Dawley rats: effects of anxiolytic and anxiogenic agents. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2011 Jan;97(3):406-15.

Schaefer TL, Grace CE, Gudelsky GA, Vorhees CV, Williams MT. Effects on plasma corticosterone levels and brain serotonin from interference with methamphetamine-induced corticosterone release in neonatal rats. Stress. 2010 Nov;13(6):469-80.

Herring NR, Gudelsky GA, Vorhees CV, Williams MT.(+)-Methamphetamine-induced monoamine reductions and impaired egocentric learning in adrenalectomized rats is independent of hyperthermia. Synapse. 2010 Oct;64(10):773-85.

Schaefer TL, Lingrel JB, Moseley AE, Vorhees CV, Williams MT. Targeted mutations in the Na,K-ATPase alpha 2 isoform confer ouabain resistance and result in abnormal behavior in mice. Synapse. 2010 Oct 8.

Vorhees CV, He E, Skelton MR, Graham DL, Schaefer TL, Grace CE, Braun AA, Amos-Kroohs R, Williams MT. Comparison of (+)-methamphetamine, ±-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, (+)-amphetamine and ±-fenfluramine in rats on egocentric learning in the Cincinnati water maze. Synapse. 2010 Aug 20.

Grace CE, Schaefer TL, Graham DL, Skelton MR, Williams MT, Vorhees CV. Effects of inhibiting neonatal methamphetamine-induced corticosterone release in rats by adrenal autotransplantation on later learning, memory, and plasma corticosterone levels. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2010 Jun;28(4):331-42.

Zhu H, Mingler MK, McBride ML, Murphy AJ, Valenzuela DM, Yancopoulos GD, Williams MT, Vorhees CV, Rothenberg ME. Abnormal response to stress and impaired NPS-induced hyperlocomotion, anxiolytic effect and corticosterone increase in mice lacking NPSR1. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010 Sep;35(8):1119-32.