Scientific Advisory Board

DSF Scientific Advisory Board

Miriam Meisler, PhD

Miriam Meisler, PhD – University of Michigan Medical Center Dr. Meisler is the Myron Levine Distinguished University Professor, Professor of Human Genetics and Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School. She earned her PhD at The Ohio State University in Physiological Chemistry and carried out postdoctoral training funded by a NSF Postdoctoral …

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Jennifer Kearney, PhD

Jennifer Kearney, PhD – Northwestern University Jennifer Kearney, PhD, associate professor of Pharmacology, focuses her research on studying the genetic modifiers that influence the clinical severity of epilepsy. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from The University of Michigan in 1997. She remained at The University of Michigan for postdoctoral training in Genetics and joined the faculty …

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Scott Baraban, PhD

Scott Baraban, PhD – University of California San Francisco Scott C. Baraban, PhD is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and William K. Bowes Jr. Endowed Chair in Neuroscience Research at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Baraban’s lab studies the cellular and molecular basis of epilepsy, specifically catastrophic epilepsies of childhood. While some seizures can …

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Lori Isom, PhD

Lori Isom, PhD – Board Co-Chair University of Michigan Medical Center Dr. Isom is the Maurice H. Seevers Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Prior to becoming Chair of Pharmacology she served as Director of the …

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Jack Parent, MD

Jack Parent, MD – Board Co-Chair University of Michigan Medical Center Jack M. Parent, MD, is a professor of neurology, director of the Neurodevelopment and Regeneration Laboratory, and co-director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in the University of Michigan Medical School. His current research interests include neural stem cell transplantation to treat brain injury and …

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