The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has named Catherine Dulac the recipient of the 11th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize. Dulac is Harvard’s Higgins Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology and the chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dulac shares the award with Cori Bargmann of Rockefeller University.
The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. Dulac will formally receive her award on April 21 and will deliver a lecture immediately following the ceremony.