Rosy Hosking, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Biology of Trauma Initiative, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Rosy Hosking is the associate director of the Biology of Trauma Initiative (BTI) and also supports scientific communication and outreach at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She works with the director of BTI, Karestan Koenen, to advance the biological understanding of trauma through collaborations and partnerships. She also works with the Stanley Center’s director, Steve Hyman, to facilitate dialogue between and among interdisciplinary groups within the center, the scientific advisory board, and other stakeholders. Her team leads community-building and outreach activities, including organizing the Stanley Center’s weekly program meeting and its biennial symposium.
Prior to joining the Broad Institute in 2015, Hosking was a journal editor for six years, variously at a reviews journal (Trends in Cell Biology), an open-access medical journal (BMC Medicine) and at the premier research journal Cell. Hosking also spent a brief time at the Office for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School, as a program director for professorial promotions. A passionate advocate for better peer review, she has also contributed to the Broad Communication Lab as a senior fellow.
Hosking holds a B.S. and M.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University College London at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. She is a life fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and is conversant in most areas of biological science through her work at Cell and now has a special focus on neuropsychiatric research at the BTI and the Stanley Center.