Rosemarie Booze

Dr. Rose Booze is currently interim Vice President for Research and Professor and Bicentennial Endowed Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience in the USC Department of Psychology and also holds an adjunct appointment as Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience in the USC School of Medicine.

Dr. Booze received her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in Neurobiology, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University in Neuropharmacology and became an Assistant Professor Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest University. She moved to the University of Kentucky in 1991, where she rose through the ranks to Full Professor. Dr. Booze was recruited from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, in July 2002 to the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Booze currently is PI on two funded NIH R01 grants and holds a research career award through 2006 from NIH for her work on neurodevelopmental sex differences and drug abuse. Dr. Booze is a full member of the NIH Study Section IRB DBD “Developmental Brain Disorders” which is exclusively devoted to reviewing grant applications concerning neurodevelopmental disorders. She has been associate editor of the journals Developmental Psychobiology, Neurotoxicology and Teratology and the Journal of Neurological Sciences. 

She is currently on the editorial board of the journal International Journal of Developmental Neurobiology. She has held 11 NIH grants as PI over the last 10 years and served as co-PI on many others (15+).  She has considerable experience in administration of multi-investigator NIH awards, having served as core leader and/or project leader on three center or PPG grants while at the University of Kentucky.  She has also been PI on an NIH training grant before leaving Kentucky, a mentor on two additional training grants, and served as a Co-PI on the successful COBRE in Women’s Health at the University of Kentucky and completed a year-long intensive leadership training course. 

She has mentored numerous students, post-doctoral fellows and young faculty (particularly young women neuroscientists), whom have progressed to successful scientific careers. In recognition of her mentoring efforts, Dr. Booze recently served on the Committee on the Development of Careers in Neuroscience, a national committee of the Society for Neuroscience for a 3-year term. She currently has a PREP student (see section C.3.) in her laboratory, and is also working with a pre-doctoral student who has an NIH diversity supplement award.

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