B.A. Honors Psychology, Concordia University
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia
Marise Parent is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and serves as Interim Associate Dean of the Honors College and Associate Director of the Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Parent also has a research program funded by NIH aimed at understanding how the brain controls feeding behavior and how obesity disrupts these neural processes and increases the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (see http://sites.gsu.edu/parentlab). Dr. Parent has consistently included undergraduate students in her research program, including students majoring in biology, ethics and global health, exercise science, finance, psychology, physics, neuroscience, and nursing. In recognition of her efforts to provide research experiences to undergraduate students, particularly students from underrepresented groups, she was awarded the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC) Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research in 2014, selected as Faculty of the Year by the Georgia State undergraduate newspaper, The Signal in 2015, and awarded the University’s Alumni Distinguished Professor award in 2019. As an undergraduate student, Dr. Parent participated in her institution’s Honors Program, which included conducting an Honors Thesis. Although she initially dreaded it, her thesis changed her career trajectory and was the highlight of her undergraduate experience.