William Birdsong, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Medical Sciences Research Bldg III
1150 Medical Center Dr.
Office A220B/Lab A200 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Office: 734-936-8752

Lab: 734-647-1414

Areas of Interest

Work in my lab focuses on elucidating mechanisms of modulation of synaptic circuitry induced by both acute and chronic opioid treatment in central nervous system pain circuits. My interests include opioid signaling, pain, and electrophysiology.

Honors & Awards

  • Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine Paper of the Month (2015) 
  • International Narcotics Research Conference Young Investigator Travel Award (2011-13, 2015) 
  • Winter Conference on Brain Research Travel Award (2012) 
  • Drug Abuse Research Training Grant T32, National Institute for Drug Abuse. Grant for postdoctoral research training (2009- 11)


  • Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Neuroscience Graduate Program (2008)
  • B.S. The University of Oregon, Biochemistry (2000)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University (2008-14)

Published Articles or Reviews

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