Michael Burton

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Brain Sciences

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Recent initiatives have revealed the importance of how different cell types recognize and respond to pain stimuli. Mastering these single-cell paradigms will lead to a better understanding of mechanisms in pain plasticity and evolve new therapeutics. My work sits at an important interface between the immune and nervous system and strives to understand the complex nature of their interconnectivity. The lab has three areas of focus: inflammation, aging, and cannabinoid signaling. We hope to understand how factors like age, sex, and endogenous cannabinoid signaling modulate pain outcomes.