BS (Pharmacy), Northeastern University
PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences) University of California at San Francisco
Area(s) of Expertise
Drug discovery and development for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders
Prof. Booth is also affiliated with the Bouve College of Health Sciences and the School of Pharmacy.
211 Murgar Life Sciences Building
Creating a better drug to treat psychiatric disorders
I first became interested in drugs to treat brain diseases with I was a pharmacy student at Northeastern in the early 1980s. After I got my PhD in medicinal chemistry at the University of California–San Francisco, I returned to Boston for a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. At the time, I was drawn to research on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s. But by 1987, I switched to neuropsychiatric diseases, and that’s what I’ve been focused on ever since.