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Fzd3 Expression Within Inner Ear Afferent Neurons Is Necessary for Central Pathfinding

Stoner, Z.A.*, Ketchum E.M.*, Sheltz-Kempf S.N., Blinkiewicz, P.V., Elliott K.L., Duncan J.S., Frontiers in Neuroscience, PMCID PMC8828977 PUBMED

Morphological and Molecular Ontogeny of the Auditory System

Duncan, J.S., Sheltz-Kempf S.N., Elliott K.L., In Evolution of Neurosensory Cells and Systems, CRC Press.


Molecular Basis of Vestibular Organ Formation During Ontogeny

Ketchum E.M., Sheltz-Kempf S.N., Duncan J.S., In The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference 2e Vol. 6 Vestibular System and Balance, Ed. Grothe B., Elsevier  

Anatomy and Development of the Inner Ear

Duncan J.S., Cox B.C., In The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference 2e Vol. 2 Audition, Ed. Straka H., Elsevier 


Topologically Correct Central Projections of Tetrapod Inner Ear Afferents Require Fzd3

Duncan J.S., Fritzsch B., Houston D.W., Ketchum E.M., Kersigo J., Deans M.R., Elliott K.L., (2019) Scientific Reports, PMCID: PMC6635624  PUBMED

Neuronal Migration Generates New Populations of Neurons that Develop Unique Connections, Physiological Properties and Pathologies

Fritzsch B., Elliott K.L., Pavlinkova G., Duncan J.S., Hansen M.R., Kersigo J.M. (2019) Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. PMCID 31069224 PUBMED


Evolutionary and Developmental Insights Provide the Necessary molecular Steps to Regenerate Organ of Corti Hair Cells

Elliott K.L., Fritzsch B., Duncan J.S., (2018) Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, PMICD: PMC6092489  PUBMED



Celsr1 Coordinates the Planar Polarity of Vestibular Hair Cells During Inner Ear Development

Duncan J.S.*, Stoller M.L.*, Frankel A.F., Tissier F., Devenport D., Deans M.R., (2017)  Developmental Biology, PMCID: 28159525 *These authors contributed equally. PUBMED


NOVA2-mediated RNA Regulation is Required for Axonal Pathfinding During Development

Saito Y., Miranda-Rottmann S.*, Ruggiu M.*, Park C.Y., Fak J.J., Zhong R., Duncan J.S., Fabella B.A., Junge H.J., Chen Z., Araya R., Fritzsch B., Hudspeth A.J., Darnell R., (2016) ,eLIFE, PMCID: PMC4930328  PUBMED

Neuroanatomical Tracing Techniques in the Ear: History, State of the Art, and Future Developments

Fritzsch B., Duncan J.S., Kersigo J., Gray B., Elliott K.L., (2016) In Auditory and Vestibular Research, Methods in Molecular Biology, Ed. Sokolowki B., Springer, PMCID: PMC4993453  PUBMED



Combining Whole-Mount in situ Hybridization with Neuronal Tracing and Immunohistochemistry

Duncan J.S., Kersigo J., Elliott K.L., Gray B., Fritzsch B. (2015) In In Situ Hybridization Methods, Neuromethods, Ed. Hauptmann, G., Springer


Human CFEOM1 Mutations Attenuate KIF21A Autoinhibition and Cause Oculomotor Axon Stalling

Cheng L.*, Desai J.*, Miranda C.J., Duncan J.S., Qiu W., Nugent A.A., Kolpak A.L., Wu C.C. Drokhlyansky E., Delisle M.M., Chan W., Wei Y., Propst F., Reck-Peterson S.L., Fritzsch B., Engle E.C. (2014) Neuron, 82(2), 334-349. PMCID: PMC4002761  PUBMED

Development of the Mammalian Vestibular System: Evolution and Development of Form to Detect Angular and Gravity Acceleration

Fritzsch B., Kopecky B.J., Duncan J.S., (2014) In Development of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems 4e, Ed. Romand R., Varela-Nieto I., Elsevier


Postnatal Refinement of Auditory Hair Cell Planar Cell Polarity Deficits Occurs in the Absence of Vangl2

Copley C.O., Duncan J.S., Liu C, Cheng H, Deans M.R. (2013)  Journal of Neuroscience, 33(35): 14001-14016. PMCID: PMC3756750 PUBMED

Continued Expression of Gata3 is Necessary for Cochlear Neurosensory Development

Duncan J.S., Fritzsch B. (2013) PLoS ONE, 8(4): e62046. PMCID: PMC3628701  PUBMED

Evolution and Development of the Tetrapod Auditory System: an Organ of Corti-Centric Perspective

Fritzsch B., Pan N., Jahan I., Duncan J.S., Kopecky B., Elliott K., Kersigo J., Yang T. (2013) Evolution and Development, 15(1): 63-79. PMCID: PMC3918746  PUBMED


Three Dimensional Reconstructions from Optical Sections of Thick Mouse Inner Ears using Confocal Microscopy

Kopecky B., Duncan J.S., Elliott K., Fritzsch B. (2012) Journal of Microscopy, 248(3): 219-299. PMCID: PMC3625616 PUBMED

Evolution of Sound & Balance Perception: Innovations That Aggregate Single Hair Cells Into the Ear and Transform a Gravistatic Sensor Into the Organ of Corti

Duncan J.S., Fritzsch B. (2012)  Anatomical Record, 295: 1760-1774. PMID: 23044863  PUBMED

A Novel Atoh1 ‘Self-terminating’ Mouse Model Reveals the Necessity of Proper Atoh1 Level and Duration for Hair Cell Differentiation and Viability

Pan N., Jahan I., Kersigo J., Duncan J.S., Kopecky B., Fritzsch B. (2012) PLoS ONE, 7(1). PMCID: PMC3261193  PUBMED

Expression of Neurog1 Instead of Atoh1 Can Partially Rescue Organ of Corti Cell Survival

Jahan I., Pan N., Kersigo J., Calisto L.E., Morris K.A., Kopecky B., Duncan J.S., Beisel K.W., Fritzsch B. (2012) PLoS ONE, 7(1). PMCID: PMC3265522  PUBMED

Transforming the Vestibular Epithelia One Molecule at a Time: The Molecular and Developmental Basis of Vertebrate Auditory Evolution

Duncan J.S., Fritzsch B. (2012) In Sensing in Nature, Ed. Lopez-Larrea, Adv Exp Med Biol, 739: 173-186. PMID: 22399402  PUBMED


Limited Inner Ear Morphogenesis and Neurosensory Development are Possible in the Absence of GATA3

Duncan J.S., Lim K.C., Engel J.D., Fritzsch B. (2011) Int Developmental Biology, 55(3): 297-303. PMID: 21553382  PUBMED

Combining Lipophilic Dye, In Situ Hybridization, Immunohistochemistry, and Histology

Duncan J., Kersigo J., Gray B., Fritzsch B. (2011) Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2011, (49): 2451. PMCID: PMC3197290 PUBMED

Dissecting the Molecular Basis of Organ of Corti Development: Where are We Now?

Fritzsch B., Jahan I., Pan N., Kersigo J., Duncan J., Kopecky B. (2011) Hearing Research, 276(1-2): 16-26. PMCID:PMC3097286  PUBMED


Photo- and Bio-physical Characterization of Novel Violet and Near-Infrared Lipophilic Fluorophores for Neuronal Tracing

Tonnings J.*, Hansen M.*, Duncan J.*, Bassett M.J., Fritzsch B., Gray B.D., Easwaran A., Nichols M.G. (2010)  Journal of Microscopy, 239(2):117-34. PMID: 20629917  PUBMED

Development of the Inner Ear Efferent System

Simmons D.D., Duncan J.S., Crapon de Caprona D., Fritzsch B. (2010) In Auditory and Vestibular Efferents, New York: Springer, 187-216