Jack Parent is the William J. Herdman Professor of Neurology and co-director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on the fields of stem cell biology, including human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) disease modeling and adult neurogenesis, mechanisms of epileptogenesis and epilepsy complications and regeneration after brain injury.
Parent received an A.B. with distinction in human biology at Stanford University and his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship, neurology residency, clinical fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology and postdoctoral training in neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2000, he joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan, where he established the Neurodevelopment and Regeneration Laboratory. He is also a staff physician at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System.
He recently served as secretary of the American Neurological Association and on the board of directors of the American Epilepsy Society. He also founded and co-chairs the scientific advisory board of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation.