News from 2018

  • Education

MCB Professor Regifts Prize to Students

Catherine Dulac, the Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has added another coveted title to her roster. This year she…

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  • Announcement

MCB Professor Wins Top Award

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…

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  • Research

Functional Brain Cartography at Cellular Resolution [Dulac Lab]

A major goal of the abstract expressionist painters was to represent, convey and evoke emotion by reducing the use of color and gesture to their most basic forms.…

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  • Research

Deconstructing the Parental Brain [Dulac- and Uchida Labs]

Parenting is absolutely fundamental for the survival and wellbeing of offspring in many species. This involves numerous efforts and sacrifices (as most parents will readily acknowledge) but does…

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  • Research

Catherine Dulac First to be Selected Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences

  Catherine Dulac faculty profile Dulac lab website

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  • Research

Unmasking the Function of Oxytocin in Neuronal and Behavioral Sex Discrimination [Dulac Lab]

Oxytocin and its cognate receptor have been proposed as essential mediators of social behaviors, physiological functions, and emotional responses in many animal species. Oxytocin is an evolutionarily conserved…

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  • Research

Harvard Researchers Among Those Receiving More Than $150 Million in Funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative

Harvard scientists are among dozens of researchers who will receive more than $150 million in funding over the next five years through the National Institute of Health’s Brain…

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  • Research

The Brain Representation of Social Information [Dulac and Murthy Labs]

Behaviors such as mating, territorial defense, parenting or predator avoidance, despite being instinctive, are modulated by social experience. Because instinctive behaviors can be elicited without any previous social…

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  • Research

Good Parent, Bad Parent: The Evolution of Parental Care in Monogamous Mice [Hoekstra and Dulac Labs]

Parental care is crucial for the survival of mammals, yet species vary widely in the extent and type of care they give to their young. In species where…

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