Rosemarie Mactutus Booze, Ph.D.

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Professor and Endowed Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, Rosemarie Mactutus Booze, in brief.

Rosemarie Mactutus Booze, Ph.D.

Profession: Professor.  Organization: University of South Carolina.  Title: Professor and Endowed Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience.  Alma mater: The Johns Hopkins University.

Current project: Understanding viruses in the brain.  Recent recognition: Carolina Trustee Professorship awarded in 2021.  Latest accomplishment: Federal Grant Awarded by the National Institutes of Health.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Investigating what causes long COVID effects in the brain.

Personality profile: Curious, explorer.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Persistent.  What is your greatest joy? Teaching.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Organic farming.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Garden Center.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Angora goats.  How do you relieve stress? Yoga.  What is your go-to workout? Pilates.

What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? List of student research projects.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Never give up.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? mRNA vaccines.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? The COVID-19 pandemic.

What is your big idea?

Viruses persist in the brain, leading to cognitive impairments.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Understanding the brain and long-term effects of viruses.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Rejection of scientific understanding and progress.

Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My father.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An astronaut.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My diplomas.  What advice would you give your younger self? Be brave and daring.

Personal mission: Exploring the brain.  Personal motto: Ask questions.

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