PiN Faculty Member - Catherine Dulac, PhD

Catherine Dulac, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Harvard University
Deptartment of Molecular & Cellular Biology
16 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-495-7893
Fax: 617-495-1819
Visit my lab page here.

Our group is exploring the molecular architecture of neuronal circuits underlying sex- and species-specific social behaviors. In one set of projects we are taking advantage of the molecular and genetic accessibility of the mouse olfactory system to investigate the neuronal logic underlying odorant- and pheromone-mediated signals: what are the basic principles of neuronal circuit function that enable an animal to identify a predator, a potential mate, or a conspecific intruder? Why are males, females and juveniles responding differently to a given chemosensory signal? We are also interested in the developmental processes that ensure appropriate neuronal function of brain centers involved in social behaviors.

Last Update: 6/19/2014


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