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Key Publications

References and Links to Papers

Liu D, Rahman M, Johnson A, Tsutsui-Kimura I, Pena N, Talay M, Logeman BL, Finkbeiner S, Choi S, Capo-Battaglia C, Abdus-Saboor I Ginty DD, Uchida N, Watabe-Uchida M, Dulac C. (2023) A hypothalamic circuit underlying the dynamic control of social homeostatis. bioRxiv [Preprint]. May 19, 2023. doi:


Allen WE, Blosser TR, Sullivan ZA, Dulac C, Zhuang, X. (2023) Molecular and spatial signatures of mouse brain aging at single-cell resolution. Cell

Osterhout JA, Kapoor V, Eichhorn SW, Vaughn E, Moore JD, Liu D, Lee D, DeNardo LA, Luo L, Zhuang X, Dulac C. (2022) A preoptic neuronal population controls fever and appetite during sickness. Nature


Autry AE, Wu Z, Kapoor V, Kohl J, Bambah-Mukku D, Rubinstein ND, Marin-Rodriguez B, Carta I, Sedwick V, Tang M, Dulac C. (2021) Urocortin-3 neurons in the mouse perifornical area promote infant-directed neglect and aggression. eLife. 

Miller BF, Bambah-Mukku D, Dulac C, Zhuang X, Fan J. (2021) Characterizing spatial gene expression heterogeneity in spatially resolved single-cell transcriptomic data with nonuniform cellular densities. Genome Research

Tang M, Kaymaz Y, Logeman B, Eichhorn S, Liang Z, Dulac C, Sackton T. (2020) Evaluating single-cell cluster stability using the Jaccard similarity index. bioRxiv 116640 [Preprint]. May 26, 2020.


Nelson A*, Kapoor V*, Vaughn E, Gnanasegaram JA, Rubinstein ND, Murthy VN, Dulac C. (2019) Molecular and Circuit Architecture of Social Hierarchy. bioRxiv 838664 [Preprint]. November 11, 2019.


Isogai Y, Wu Z., Love M, Hua V, Farrell K, Dulac C. (2018) Multisensory Logic of Infant-Directed Aggression by Males. Cell

Moffit J*, Bambah-Mukku D*,  Eichhorn S †, Vaughn E †,  Shekhar K, Perez J, Rubinstein N, Hao J, Regev A, Dulac C, Zhuang X. (2018) Molecular, Spatial, and functional single-cell profiling of the hypothalamic preoptic region. Science

Kohl J, Babayan B, Rubenstein N, Autry A, Marin-Rodriguez B, Kapoor V, Miyamishi K, Zweifel L, Luo L, Uchida N, Dulac C. (2018)  Functional circuit architecture underlying parental behaviour. Nature

Li Y, Mathis A, Grewe B,  Osterhout J, Ahanonu B, Schnitzer M, Murthy V, Dulac C. (2017) 

Neuronal representation of social information in the medial amygdala of awake behaving mice. Cell 

Yao S, Bergan J, Lanjuin A, Dulac C. (2017) Oxytocin Signaling in the Medial Amygdala is required for Sex Discrimination of Social Cues. bioRxiv 178210; doi:

Perez JD, Rubinstein ND, Fernandez DE, Santoro SW, Needleman LA, Ho-Shing O, Choi JJ, Zirlinger M, Chen SK, Liu JS and Dulac C. (2015) Quantitative and functional interrogation of parent-of-origin allelic expression biases in the brain. eLife 4:e07860. PMCID: PMC4512258.

Wu Z, Autry AE, Bergan JF, Watabe-Uchida M and Dulac C. (2014) Galanin neurons in the medial preoptic area govern parental behavior. Nature 509:325-330.

Bergan JF, Ben-Shaul Y and Dulac C. Sex-specific processing of social cues in the medial amygdala. eLife, 2014; 3:e02743.

Santoro SW and Dulac C.  (2012) The activity-dependent histone variant H2BE modulates the life span of olfactory neurons. elife 2012;1:e00070. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00070. Epub 2012 Dec 13.

Isogai Y, Si S, Pont-Lezica L, Tan T, Kapoor V, Murthy VN, Dulac C. (2011) Molecular organization of vomeronasal chemoreception. Nature 478:241-5.

Gregg C, Zhang J, Weissbourd B, Luo S, Schroth GP, Haig D and Dulac C. (2010) High Resolution Analysis of Parent-of-Origin Allelic Expression in the Mouse Brain. Science 329:643-8

Dani A, Huang B, Bergan J, Dulac C* and Zhuang X* (2010) Super-resolution Imaging of Chemical Synapses in the Brain. Neuron 68: 843-56. *Corresponding authors.

Kimchi T, Xu J and Dulac C. (2007) A functional circuit underlying male sexual behaviour in the female mouse brain. Nature 448:1009-1014.

Yoon H LW, Enquist and Dulac C. (2005) Olfactory inputs to hypothalamic neurons controlling reproduction and fertility. Cell 123, 669-682.

Loconto J, Papes F, Chang E, Stowers L, Jones E, Takada T, Kumanovics A, Fisher-Lindahl K, and Dulac C.  (2003) Functional Expression of Murine V2R Pheromone Receptors Involves Selective Association with the M10 and M1 Families of MHC Class Ib Molecules. Cell, 112: 607-618.

Tietjen I, Rihel J, Cao Y, Zachary L and Dulac C. (2003) Single-cell transcriptional analysis of neuronal progenitors. Neuron 38: 161-175.

Stowers L, Holy T, Meister M, Dulac* C and Koentges G. (2002). Loss of sex discrimination and male-male aggression in mice deficient  in TRP2. Science , 295, 1493-1500. *Corresponding author

Belluscio L, Koentges G, Axel R and Dulac C. (1999). A Map of Pheromone Receptor Activation in the Mammalian Brain. Cell, 97, 209-220.

Herrada G, and Dulac C. (1997): A Novel Family of Putative Pheromone Receptors in Mammals with a Topographically Organized and Sexually Dimorphic Distribution. Cell, 90, 763-773.

Dulac C and Axel R, (1995) A Novel Family of Genes encoding Putative Pheromone Receptors in Mammals. Cell 83, 195-206


Kohl J, Autry AE, Dulac C. (2017) The neurobiology of parenting: A neural circuit perspective. Bioessays 39(1):1-11. PMCID: PMC5241891.

Perez JD, Rubinstein ND and Dulac C. (2016) New perspectives on genomic imprinting, an essential and multifaceted mode of epigenetic control in the developing and adult brain. Annual Review of Neuroscience  39:347-384. PMCID: PMC5125552.

Dulac C, Wu Z, and O’Connell LA. (2014) Neural Circuits Underlying Parental Behavior. Science 345: 765-70. PMCID: PMC4230532.


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