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Rosemarie M Booze
Professor and Bicentennial Endowed Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
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Dr. Booze, together with her co-investigators, students and post-doctoral fellows, has published much of the original work in the field of dopaminergic/parkinsonian-type deficits in HIV-1 and drugs of abuse. Her ongoing research involves discovering the neurochemical and neuroanatomical basis of dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. Novel compounds from medicinal plants are being studied as promoting neural growth and cognitive performance, leading to exciting new therapeutic approaches to brain dysfunction.
Dr. Booze’s research group is very active with several graduate students, undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty collaborators present at regular laboratory meetings. Students are expected to present their discoveries at major meetings (Society for Neuroscience) on a regular basis. Her previous students and fellows are now employed in the pharmaceutical industry, at major research universities, and in distinguished clinical/academic positions. She is a co-investigator on the Biomedical-Behavioral Training Grant, funded by the NIH, which is designed for supporting students interested in the neurological basis of behavior (http://bbip.sc.edu/).
Dr. Booze is currently Professor and Bicentennial Endowed Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience in the USC Department of Psychology – Behavioral Neuroscience. 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 funded NIH R01 grant (DA013137, renewed through 2016) and held a research career award through 2007 from NIH for her work on neurodevelopmental sex differences and drug abuse. Dr. Booze serves as a member of the NIH Study Section. She has been Associate Editor of the journals Developmental Psychobiology, Neurotoxicology and Teratology and the Journal of Neurological Sciences. She is currently an Associate editor of the journal International Journal of Developmental Neurobiology. Dr. Booze is also an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).