Rosy Hosking, Ph.D.
Rosy Hosking is the associate director of scientific communication and outreach at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research. She leads the scientific communication strategy for the Stanley Center and oversees the Sklar Fellowship for Neuropsychiatric Genetics. She 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. She spearheaded a successful collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness culminating in a series of annual meetings that led to a renewed proposal for schizophrenia for the Accelerating Medicines Partnership, unanimously awarded by the FNIH. 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 is also an active member of the Broad Communication Lab as a senior fellow, running workshops on the publication process, and assisting researchers across the institute in preparing manuscripts and grants for submission, and materials for job and grad school applications.
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 Stanley Center.