Catherine Dulac is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Harvard University.
Her work explores the molecular and cellular architecture of neural circuits underlying instinctive social behaviors in the mouse, and is investigating the nature and function of genomic imprinting in the developing and adult brain. She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, she received her PhD from the University of Paris VI at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Embryology (Nogent-sur-Marne), and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, Institute of France and a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. She is a recipient of the Liliane Bettencourt Prize, the Richard Lounsbery Award, the Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize, the IPSEN Foundation Neuronal Plasticity prize, and the National Academy of Sciences’ Pradel Research Award.