CATHERINE DULAC RECIPIENT OF 2021 NOMIS DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AND SCHOLAR AWARD
Lounsbery Director Catherine Dulac was named a recipient of the NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award on March 1, 2021.
NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Awards are presented to pioneering scientists and scholars who, through their innovative, groundbreaking research, have made a significant contribution to their respective fields and who inspire the world around them. Their bold ideas and unique approaches involve interdisciplinary collaboration and apply a broad range of methods, building bridges across the boundaries of disciplines.
Through her NOMIS-supported project, Understanding the Instinctive Drive for Social Interactions, Dulac is investigating how the fundamental need for social interaction is generated and regulated by specific brain activity. Using cutting-edge genetics, transcriptomics, physiology and imaging approaches, she aims to uncover the neural basis underlying the instinctive drive for animals to interact with each other.