MCB professor Catherine Dulac has won the 2018 Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society. The prize, which was named for distinguished neuropsychologist and former Harvard Emeritus research professor, is awarded to researchers who have made strides in the integrative neuroscience of behavior.
“I feel highly honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious award in neuroscience,” Dulac said. “I am deeply grateful to the past and present lab members, who have contributed in making research in my lab such a great adventure!”
The Dulac lab is researching the social behavior of mice from many perspectives, including molecular, genetic and electrophysiological. Some of the labs recent publications focus on parental and sex-specific behavior in mice, all from a neuroscience angle.
Karl Lashley is considered a pioneer in integrative neuroscience, and the Lashley award was started in 1957 by the Society to honor his contributions.