How did the time you spent completing your postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University influence your chosen research area?
What is it about neurocognitive disorders that interests you?
You also conduct research into the long term effects of COVID on the brain. What is the significance of this work?
How could understanding the long term effects of COVID on the brain impact humans and healthcare?
What challenges do you face in your research and what steps do you take to overcome them?
Dr. Rosemarie Booze is currently Professor and Bicentennial Endowed Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience in the USC Department of Psychology. In addition, she was recently named a Carolina Trustees Professor for 2021.
Dr. Booze received her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University, and became an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University. She moved to the University of Kentucky, where she rose through the ranks to Full Professor. Dr. Booze was recruited from the University of Kentucky, in July 2002 to the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Booze currently is Principal InvestigatorsI on three NIH R01s grants to study the neurological and psychological effects of viruses in the brain, particularly with respect to the “long-haul symptoms” which are experienced by many patients following viral infection. Dr. Booze has been a full member of the NIH Study Section “Developmental Brain Disorders” which is exclusively devoted to reviewing grant applications concerning neuro-developmental disorders and a full member of NAED, reviewing neuro-AIDS applications. She has been associate editor of the journals Developmental Psychobiology, Neurotoxicology and Teratology and the Journal of Neurological Sciences. She has held 18 major NIH grants as PI over the last 15 years and served as co-PI on many others (15+). She has mentored numerous students, post-doctoral fellows and young faculty (particularly early-career female neuroscientists), whom have progressed to successful scientific careers.
In recognition of her mentoring efforts, Dr. Booze served on the Committee on the Development of Careers in Neuroscience, a national committee of the Society for Neuroscience for a 3-year term and is currently a committee member of the Diversity Inclusion Committee for the Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology; Dr Booze is also President-elect of this national professional society.
Dr. Booze has published over 150 peer-reviewed basic science articles and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the areas of Neuroscience and Psychology.