Kathy Rockland, Ph.D.


Research Professor

Phone: 617-358-2120
Email: krock@bu.edu
Location: R1012

Lab: Laboratory Webpage

CV: Rockland CV 

Other positions:
Associate Editor, Journal of Comparative Neurology
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
Scientific Advisory Board (Human Brain Project)

Editor, Axons and Brain Architecture, Elsevier, 2016

Member, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Loop Profile in Frontiers

Dr. Rockland received her doctorate at Boston University School of Medicine (1979), working on feedforward and feedback cortical connections with Dr. Deepak Pandya. She completed postdoctoral studies on patchy horizontal intrinsic collaterals with Jennifer Lund at the Medical University of South Carolina, and began an independent laboratory in 1983 at the E.K. Shriver Center (Waltham, MA), continuing to work on cortical connectivity in non-human primates. In 1988 she joined the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at BUSM as an assistant professor, before moving in 1991 to the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa. A collaboration with Keiji Tanaka (Brain Science Institute at RIKEN, Wako, Japan) led to an invitation to join BSI as lab head, where she established the Lab for Cortical Organization and Systematics (2000). After taking sabbatical leave from BSI at Tonegawa Lab (MIT), she returned to the Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology in 2012, where she has started a new lab, partly focused on microstructure of human postmortem cortex.