Kathleen Rockland, PhD
Research Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University
MA, Princeton University



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.

2012-0 J. Comparative Neurology: Kathleen Rockland, Associate Editor
2007-0 Frontiers in Neuroanatomy: Kathleen Rockland, Associate Editor


Regional diversity of cortical white matter neurons in adult and infant rhesus monkey
09/24/2015 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R21MH107456-02

Visualizing Cortical Microstructures by Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
04/15/2015 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R21MH106796-02



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Mortazavi F, Romano SE, Rosene DL, Rockland KS. A Survey of White Matter Neurons at the Gyral Crowns and Sulcal Depths in the Rhesus Monkey. Front Neuroanat. 2017; 11:69.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28860975.
  2. Rockland KS. What do we know about laminar connectivity? Neuroimage. 2017 Jul 17. PMID: 28729159.
  3. Rockland KS. Lighting up Neuroanatomy. Front Neurosci. 2016; 10:293. PMID: 27444725; DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00293;.
  4. Rockland KS, DeFelipe J. Editorial: Neuroanatomy for the XXIst Century. Front Neuroanat. 2016; 10:70. PMID: 27445708; DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2016.00070;.
  5. DeFelipe J, Douglas RJ, Hill SL, Lein ES, Martin KA, Rockland KS, Segev I, Shepherd GM, Tamás G. Comments and General Discussion on "The Anatomical Problem Posed by Brain Complexity and Size: A Potential Solution". Front Neuroanat. 2016; 10:60. PMID: 27375436; DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2016.00060;.
  6. Mortazavi F, Wang X, Rosene DL, Rockland KS. White Matter Neurons in Young Adult and Aged Rhesus Monkey. Front Neuroanat. 2016; 10:15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26941613; PMCID: PMC4761867; DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2016.00015;.
  7. Rockland KS. About connections. Front Neuroanat. 2015; 9:61. PMID: 26042001; DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2015.00061;.
  8. Kim Y, Venkataraju KU, Pradhan K, Mende C, Taranda J, Turaga SC, Arganda-Carreras I, Ng L, Hawrylycz MJ, Rockland KS, Seung HS, Osten P. Mapping social behavior-induced brain activation at cellular resolution in the mouse. Cell Rep. 2015 Jan 13; 10(2):292-305. PMID: 25558063; PMCID: PMC4294964; DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.12.014;.
  9. Rockland KS. Sengi exceptionalism. Front Neurosci. 2014; 8:281. PMID: 25237293; DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00281;.
  10. Watakabe A, Ohsawa S, Ichinohe N, Rockland KS, Yamamori T. Characterization of claustral neurons by comparative gene expression profiling and dye-injection analyses. Front Syst Neurosci. 2014; 8:98. PMID: 24904319; PMCID: PMC4033163; DOI: 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00098;.
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