Catherine Dulac

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Harvard University
Biological Labs, Room 4017
16 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-495-7893
Email: dulac@FAS.HARVARD.EDU

Lab Size: Between 10 and 15


Our laboratory has identified essential signaling components of the mammalian vomeronasal organ including novel multigene families encoding candidate pheromone receptors. Using molecular and genetic tools we are analyzing the coding of pheromone signals in the mammalian brain and the specificity of the pheromone response leading to gender discrimination and aggression.


Gregg, C., Zhang, J., Weissbourd, B., Luo, S., Schroth, G.P., Haig, D. and Dulac, C. (2010) High Resolution Analysis of Parent-of-Origin Allelic Expression in the Mouse Brain. Science, 329: 643- 648

Gregg, C., Zhang, J., Butler, J.E., Haig, D. and Dulac, C. (2010) Sex-Specific Parent-of-Origin Allelic expression in the Mouse Brain. Science, 329: 682- 685

Dulac, C. (2010) Brain function and chromatin plasticity. Nature 465:728-735

Ben-Shaul, Y., Katz, L.C., Mooney R.M., & Dulac, C. (2010) In-vivo Vomeronasal Stimulation reveals Sensory Encoding of Conspecific and Allospecific Cues by the Mouse Accessory Olfactory Bulb. PNAS 107:5172-5177.