Record of Burial

Rakic, Patricia Goldman

Age: 66 years
Date of Burial: Sunday, August 3, 2003
Type of Burial: vault
Lot Location: 50H Cedar Ave.

Patricia Shoer Goldman-Rakic (1937-2003) was a preeminent scientist who discovered the neurobiology of the prefrontal cortex, its fundamental role in higher cognition, and the cellular basis of thought disorder in schizophrenia. She was a founding member of the Department of Neurobiology at Yale Medical School along with her husband, Pasko Rakic. A review of her groundbreaking research can be found in the journal she and Pasko created, Cerebral Cortex (July, 2013).