Pasko Rakic MD, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology; Department Chair, Neurobiology; Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiology: Kavli Institute for NeuroscienceNeurology

Research Interests

Central nervous system development more...


  • M.D., Belgrade University, 1959
  • Ph.D., Belgrade University, 1969

Selected Publications

  • Liu X, Hashimoto-Torii K, Torii M, Ding C, Rakic P. (2010) Gap junctions/hemichannels modulate interkinetic nuclear migration in the forebrain precursors J Neurosci. 30: 4197-209
  • Rakic, P. (2009) Evolution of the neocortex: Perspective from developmental biology. Nature Review Neurosci. 10, 724-735.
  • Torii, M, Hashimoto-Torii, K, Levitt, P, and Rakic, P. (2009) Integration of neuronal clones in the radial cortical columns by EphA/ephrin-A signaling. Nature, 461: 524-528



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