Carole Parent

Carole Parent is the inaugural Raymond W. Ruddon Collegiate Professor in Cancer Biology and Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology at the Medical School and an affiliate faculty member at the Life Sciences Institute. She joined U-M after serving as deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute.

Research Interests

Understanding how cells detect and respond to external chemotactic signals that are detected by GPCRs, and, in particular, how the spatial and temporal relay of chemotactic signals between cells impact single and group cell migration in the context of inflammation and cancer metastasis.

Affiliations

  • Raymond W Ruddon Collegiate Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology and Professor of Pharmacology, Medical School
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute

Education

  • PhD, Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, 1992
  • MSc, Pharmacology, Université of Montréal, Canada, 1987
  • BPharm, Université of Montréal, Canada, 1985

Post-Doctoral Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 1992-1996

Past Positions

  • Raymond W. Ruddon Collegiate Professor in Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, 2017-present
  • Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Research, NCI, 2016-17
  • Co-Director of the NCI-UMD Partnership for Cancer Technology, 2013-17
  • Adjunct Professor, Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011-17
  • Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, 2010-17
  • Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, 2006-17
  • Investigator, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, 2000-2006
  • Instructor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1996-2000

Honors & Awards

  • NCI Director’s Award, 2016
  • Editorial Board Member, PLoS Biology, 2016-present
  • Federal Technology Transfer Award, 2015 & 2016
  • Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars, 2015
  • Chair, Directed Cell Migration Gordon Conference, 2015
  • Arthur S. Flemming Award, 2013
  • NIH Merit Award, 2006 & 2012
  • Editorial Board Member, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 2011-present
  • Mini Symposium Chair, Cell Motility and Migration, ASCB Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Editorial Board Member, Science Signaling, 2008-16
  • Associate Editor, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2006-present
  • Mini Symposium Chair, Cell Motility and Migration, ASCB Annual Meeting, 2005
  • MRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 1993-1996
  • FCAR Graduate Studentship Award, 1990-1992