Jack M. Parent received an A.B. degree with distinction in human biology at the Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA, and an M.D. degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship, neurology residency, clinical fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, and postdoctoral neuroscience research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA. He joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan in 2000, and is currently an Associate Professor and a Codirector at the Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. He is a Member of the Clinical Neuroplasticity and Neurotransmitters (CNNT) Study Section of the National Institutes of Health and the Epilepsy Foundation of America Research Council. Parent is also an Associate Editor of the Neuroscience Letters and is on the editorial boards of Experimental Neurology and Epilepsy Currents. He has received several research honors, including a Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Award, the Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award from the American Academy of Neurology, and the Grass Foundation Award in Neuroscience from the American Neurological Association. Dr. Parent’s research interests include mechanisms of postnatal brain development and neural stem cell regulation, the influence of brain injury on adult neurogenesis, and the use of neural stem cells for reparative therapy of brain disorders.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2009