Dr. Rockland received her doctorate at Chobanian and Avedisian 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.
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- Boston University, PhD
- Boston University, MA
- Princeton University, MA
- Wellesley College, BA
- Published on 2/13/2023
Rockland KS. A brief sketch across multiscale and comparative neuroanatomical features. Front Neuroanat. 2023; 17:1108363. PMID: 36861111.
- Published on 1/1/2023
Rockland KS, Graves WW. The angular gyrus: a special issue on its complex anatomy and function. Brain Struct Funct. 2023 Jan; 228(1):1-5. PMID: 36369274.
- Published on 12/14/2022
DeFelipe J, DeFelipe-Oroquieta J, Furcila D, Muñoz-Alegre M, Maestú F, Sola RG, Blázquez-Llorca L, Armañanzas R, Kastanaskaute A, Alonso-Nanclares L, Rockland KS, Arellano JI. Neuroanatomical and psychological considerations in temporal lobe epilepsy. Front Neuroanat. 2022; 16:995286. PMID: 36590377.
- Published on 7/29/2022
Rockland KS. Angular gyrus: an anatomical case study for association cortex. Brain Struct Funct. 2023 Jan; 228(1):131-143. PMID: 35906433.
- Published on 6/3/2022
Rockland KS. Clustered Intrinsic Connections: Not a Single System. Front Syst Neurosci. 2022; 16:910845. PMID: 35720440.
- Published on 6/1/2022
Rockland KS. Looking for the origins of axons. Elife. 2022 Jun 01; 11. PMID: 35647816.
- Published on 5/25/2022
Sakharkar M, Rockland KS, Duque A. Complex Neurochemical Microstructure of the Stria Terminalis in Infant and Adult Macaque Monkey. Front Neuroanat. 2022; 16:891608. PMID: 35692258.
- Published on 1/28/2022
Rockland KS. Notes on Visual Cortical Feedback and Feedforward Connections. Front Syst Neurosci. 2022; 16:784310. PMID: 35153685.
- Published on 8/12/2021
Rockland KS. Cytochrome oxidase "blobs": a call for more anatomy. Brain Struct Funct. 2021 Dec; 226(9):2793-2806. PMID: 34382115.
- Published on 7/1/2021
Swiegers J, Bhagwandin A, Williams VM, Maseko BC, Sherwood CC, Hård T, Bertelsen MF, Rockland KS, Molnár Z, Manger PR. The distribution, number, and certain neurochemical identities of infracortical white matter neurons in a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) brain. J Comp Neurol. 2021 10; 529(14):3429-3452. PMID: 34180538.
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