Marise ParentFaculty Associate for Beckman Scholars Program
B.A. Honors Psychology, with Great Distinction, Concordia University, 1989
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, 1993
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, 1993-1996
Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Energy Homeostasis
Marise Parent is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and serves as the Honors College Faculty Associate for the Beckman Scholars Program. Dr. Parent also has a research program 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). In recognition of her efforts to provide research experiences to undergraduate students, particularly students from underrepresented groups, Dr. Parent 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 a Faculty Mentoring Award by the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni in 2021.