Jack M. Parent MD

University of Michigan

Jack M. Parent, MD received an A.B. with distinction in Human Biology at Stanford University and his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed medical internship, neurology residency, clinical fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, and post-doctoral training in neuroscience research at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2000, he joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan (UM), where he established the Neurodevelopment and Regeneration Laboratory and currently serves as co-director of the Epilepsy Division. He also runs the Human Stem Cell and Gene Editing Core at UM. Dr. Parent’s research focuses on the fields of stem cell biology, epilepsy mechanisms and regeneration after stroke and other brain injuries. He has received several awards for his research, including a Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Award, a Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award from the American Academy of Neurology, and a Grass Foundation Award in Neuroscience from the American Neurological Association, and was inducted into the University of Michigan Medical School League of Research Excellence and as a Taubman Scholar. Dr. Parent recently served as Secretary of the American Neurological Association and on the Board of the American Epilepsy Society, and he chairs the scientific advisory board of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. He is Chief Editor of Epilepsy Currents, and serves on the editorial boards of Brain Plasticity and the Journal of Experimental Medicine.