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 Parent, Stephen PhD


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SP Pharma Consulting, provides consulting services to thebiotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Stephen A. Parent, the owner, is an accomplished scientist with more than 25 years in these industries.  Prior to forming SP Pharma Consulting, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) where he spent 21 years gaining extensive and diverse experience in basic and preclinical drugdiscovery researching and developing small molecule and biologic therapeutics.  In his career at MRL, he worked in multiple therapeutic areas including Immunology, Inflammation, Infectious Disease andAntifungals.


After leaving Merck Research Laboratories in 2008, Dr.Parent served as the Director of Business Development for Euroscreen FAST, abusiness unit of Euroscreen SA that performs contract research for clients inareas of GPCR custom assay development and pharmacological profiling, HTSscreening and receptor deorphanization.  He was also the Director of Business Development for Reaction BiologyCorporation (RBC), a Contract Research Organization specializing in drugprofiling, screening and early stage discovery collaborations.   RBC specializes in providing in vitroscreening assays for kinases and epigenetic enzymes, including histonemethyltransferases (HMTs), DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), histone acetylases(HATs), histone-modifying kinases, HDACs (histone deacetylases) and Sirtuinenzymes.  

Dr. Parent was also a Visiting Professor at RutgersUniversity where he co-developed & co-taught a course, "Drug DiscoveryThrough Preclinical Development", for the drug discovery track of the Mastersin Business and Science (MBS) program. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in the Drug Discoveryconcentration in the Rutgers MBS program.  He also serves as a Scientific Advisor and Expert for 113 Industries, acompany in Pittsburg PA that provides High-Speed Open Innovation processes toassist companies with Technology Mining, Technology Assessment and OpportunityAssessment, enabling them to successfully adopt External Discoveries. 

Dr. Parent received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences fromWorcester Polytechnic Institute and his PhD in Molecular & Cell Biologyfrom Brown University (with Dr. Seymour Lederberg) where he also conductedpostdoctoral research with Dr. Keith Bostian.  He joined Merck Research Laboratories  in the antifungal group and Microbiology &Molecular Genetics Department.   As the2nd PhD molecular geneticist to join the group, his lab trained several groupmembers in the use of genetic and molecular techniques in Saccharomycescerevisiae.  

 Contact Information:


        SP Pharma Consulting LLC

        Stephen A. Parent, Owner

        47 Buckingham Drive

        Belle mead, NJ  08502


        Phone:    (908) 202-5699

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