Paško Rakić
Rumа, 15 May 1933

Foreign member

Department of Medical Sciences


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since 12 December 1985

Field of study

MD (1959); PhD (1969); School of Medicine, University of Belgrade

Harvard University, assistant professor (1969‒1972); associate professor (1972‒1978); Yale University, full professor (1978‒)

Accession speech
Held two lectures at the SASA:  on 13 September 1984, ‘Genetic and Epigenetic Determinants of Brain Development’ and on 13 July 1985 ‘The Principles of Neuron Migration’

Membership of other academies
National Academy of Sciences, USA (1985); American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994); Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1990); Academia Europea (2014); Royal Society of London (2016)

Membership of specialist associations
Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease; Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO); Society for Neuroscience; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association of Anatomists; American Association of Neuropathologists; International Brain Research Organization (IBRO); International Society for Developmental Neuroscience; American College of Neuropsychopharmacolgy

Membership of editorial boards
Member of the editorial board: Advances in Neurology (1988‒); Brain Research (1977‒); Experimental Brain Research (1977‒); Glia (1988‒2003); Journal of Cognitive Science (1988‒2008); Journal of Comparative Neurology (1979‒); Journal of Neurocytology (1975‒1998);
Journal of Neuroscience (1981‒1990. и 1999‒2004); Neuroscience (1973‒); Neuroscience Research (1996‒2001); Cerebral Cortex, co-founder and editor-in-chief (1991‒)

Awards and recognitions
Honorary doctorates: Doctor Honoris Causa, Albert Sent-Georgyi  University Сегедин; Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Buenos Aires(2011)