Dr. Bottazzi is Editor in Chief of Current Tropical Medicine Reports, Springer, US and Associate Editor for Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Disease Journal. She is recipient of multiple extramural grants and awards and has authored or co-authored of more than 100 scientific papers in molecular, cellular biology, immunoparasitology, and vaccine development. She has participated in more than 200 conferences around the globe and has given an array of television, newspaper and radio interviews. Dr. Bottazzi is a one of the 2017-18 Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows and a Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) and American Leadership Forum (ALF) Fellow. In 2015, she received the highest honor from the Government of Honduras, the “Jose Cecilio del Valle” National Science Award.
Dr Bottazzi, has a bachelor degree in Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry, and a doctorate in Molecular Immunology and Experimental Pathology from the University of Florida. Her post-doctoral training in Cellular Biology was completed at University of Miami and Pennsylvania. Her academic tenure initiated at the George Washington University where she served for 11 years as Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Administration in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine.