Duncan Leitch, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Jane Coffin Childs Fellow, NIH K99 Awardee
+1 415 476-0432

Molecular tuning of electroreception in sharks and skates.


Bellono NW, Leitch DB, Julius D

Enterochromaffin Cells Are Gut Chemosensors that Couple to Sensory Neural Pathways.


Bellono NW, Bayrer JR, Leitch DB, Castro J, Zhang C, O'Donnell TA, Brierley SM, Ingraham HA, Julius D

Molecular basis of ancestral vertebrate electroreception.


Bellono NW, Leitch DB, Julius D

Brain mass and cranial nerve size in shrews and moles.

Scientific reports

Leitch DB, Sarko DK, Catania KC

Organization of the spinal trigeminal nucleus in star-nosed moles.

The Journal of comparative neurology

Sawyer EK, Leitch DB, Catania KC

Barrelettes without barrels in the American water shrew.

PloS one

Catania KC, Catania EH, Sawyer EK, Leitch DB

The star-nosed mole reveals clues to the molecular basis of mammalian touch.

PloS one

Gerhold KA, Pellegrino M, Tsunozaki M, Morita T, Leitch DB, Tsuruda PR, Brem RB, Catania KC, Bautista DM

Chemoarchitecture of layer 4 isocortex in the American water shrew (Sorex palustris).

Brain, behavior and evolution

Leitch DB, Gauthier D, Sarko DK, Catania KC