News from 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catherine Dulac Receives 2017 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Catherine Dulac, Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been awarded the 2017 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The Scolnick Prize, which consists of a $150,000…

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MCB’S CATHERINE DULAC INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Elected at last year’s annual meeting, Catherine Dulac was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at the Academy’s 153rd annual meeting this April. She is the…

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