Catherine Dulac, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
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.
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