Randy Buckner, PhD, is the Sosland Family Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience at Harvard University affiliated with the Center for Brain Science and Director of the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been faculty of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging for over twenty years. Trained in cognitive psychology and systems neuroscience, Dr. Buckner’s work has centered on understanding how the brain supports high-level cognition and why dysfunction arises in illness.


PhD in Neuroscience, Washington University

Select Publications

1. Choi EY, Yeo BT, Buckner RL. The organization of the human striatum estimated  by intrinsic functional connectivity. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Oct;108(8):2242-63.

2. Braga RM, Buckner RL. Parallel Interdigitated Distributed Networks within the  Individual Estimated by Intrinsic Functional Connectivity. Neuron. 2017 Jul 19;95(2):457-471.e5.

3. Buckner RL, Margulies DS. Macroscale cortical organization and a default-like apex transmodal network in the marmoset monkey. Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 29;10(1):1976.


2007: Troland Research Award, National Academy of Sciences

2010: MetLife Award for Medical Research, MetLife Foundation

2018: MGH Psychiatry Department Mentorship in Research Award


Buckner Laboratory
Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging