Dr. Graham Paker

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cells and Development

Dr. Graham Parker is in the Children’s Research Center of Michigan of the Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine located at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Graham is the co-leader of the Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core of the NIH NIEHS funded program grant, Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), housed at the new integrative bioscience center at Wayne State University. Graham’s research interests include the therapeutic potential and vulnerability of human stem cells with a particular focus on developmental models of the #1 inherited killer of infants, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Graham is also the Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cells and Development, Executive Editor of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the World Stem Cell Report, a Section Editor for BioResearch Open Access, and Ethical Advisor for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers.

Publishing from an Editor’s Perspective – Common Pitfalls and How to Get Your Work Published

Wednesday, September 11, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM


A candid description and discussion of why we publish, tips on producing publishable papers, and how best to communicate with Editors. The process from the initial conversation between mentor and mentees, to defeating the blinking cursor line on a blank page, ever onward to inevitable publication will be described. Template letters to the editor as well as a frank ownership of editorial responsibility will be included.