Peer Reviewed Publications

2013

Catania KC, Catania EH, Sawyer EK, Leitch DB (2013) Barrelettes without Barrels in the American Water Shrew. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65975. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065975 pdf

Gerhold, K.A., Pellegrino, M., Tsunozaki, M., Morita, T., Leitch, D.B., Tsuruda, P.R., Brem, R.B., Catania, K.C., and Bautista, D.M. (2013). The star-nosed mole reveals clues to the molecular basis of Mammalian touch. PloS one 8, e55001. pdf

Catania, K.C. (2013). Stereo and serial sniffing guide navigation to an odour source in a mammal. Nat Commun 4, 1441. pdf

Catania, K.C. (2013). The neurobiology and behavior of the American water shrew (Sorex palustris). Journal of comparative physiology A, Neuroethology, sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology.  DOI 10.1007/s00359-012-0781-7

2012

Leitch DB and Catania KC (2012) Structure, innervation, and response properties of integumentary sensory organs in crocodilians.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 4217-4230

Catania, K.C. (2012). Tactile sensing in specialized predators – from behavior to the brain. Current opinion in neurobiology 22, 251-258.

Gillis AJ, Modrell MS, Northcutt RG, Catania KC, Luer CA, and Baker CV (2012) Electrosensory ampullary organs are derived from lateral line placodes in cartilaginous fishes. Development. 139:3142-3146.

Catania, K.C. (2012) The evolution of brains and behavior for optimal foraging: a tale of two predators. Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences.  doi:10.1073/pnas.1201885109. PDF

2011

Koyabu, D., Endo, H., Mitgutsch, C., Suwa, G., Catania, K.C., Zollikofer, C.P., Oda, S., Koyasu, K., Ando, M., and Sanchez-Villagra, M.R. (2011). Heterochrony and developmental modularity of cranial osteogenesis in lipotyphlan mammals. EvoDevo 2, 21. PDF

Leitch, D.B., Gauthier, D., Sarko, D.K., and Catania, K.C. (2011). Chemoarchitecture of layer 4 isocortex in the American water shrew (Sorex palustris). Brain, behavior and evolution 78, 261-271.

Herculano-Houzel, S., Ribeiro, P., Campos, L., Valotta da Silva, A., Torres, L.B., Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (2011). Updated neuronal scaling rules for the brains of Glires (rodents/lagomorphs). Brain, behavior and evolution 78, 302-314.

Catania, K.C. (2011). The sense of touch in the star-nosed mole: from mechanoreceptors to the brain. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological sciences 366, 3016-3025. PDF

Catania, K.C., Leitch, D.B., and Gauthier, D. (2011). A star in the brainstem reveals the first step of cortical magnification. PloS one 6, e22406. PDF

Catania, K.C. (2011). The brain and behavior of the tentacled snake. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1225, 83-89.

Marzban, H., Hoy, N., Aavani, T., Sarko, D.K., Catania, K.C., and Hawkes, R. (2011). Compartmentation of the cerebellar cortex in the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber). Cerebellum 10, 435-448.

Sarko, D.K., Leitch, D.B., Girard, I., Sikes, R.S., and Catania, K.C. (2011). Organization of somatosensory cortex in the Northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster), a predatory rodent. The Journal of comparative neurology 519, 64-74. PDF

2010

Campbell, K.L., Storz, J.F., Signore, A.V., Moriyama, H., Catania, K.C., Payson, A.P., Bonaventura, J., Stetefeld, J., and Weber, R.E. (2010). Molecular basis of a novel adaptation to hypoxic-hypercapnia in a strictly fossorial mole. BMC evolutionary biology 10, 214. PDF

Catania, K.C. (2010). Born knowing: tentacled snakes innately predict future prey behavior. PloS one 5, e10953. PDF

Catania, K.C., Leitch, D.B., and Gauthier, D. (2010). Function of the appendages in tentacled snakes (Erpeton tentaculatus). The Journal of experimental biology 213, 359-367. PDF

2009

Seluanov, A., Hine, C., Azpurua, J., Feigenson, M., Bozzella, M., Mao, Z., Catania, K.C., and Gorbunova, V. (2009). Hypersensitivity to contact inhibition provides a clue to cancer resistance of naked mole-rat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 19352-19357. PDF

Catania, K.C. (2009). Symposium overview: Underwater sniffing guides olfactory localization in semiaquatic mammals. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1170, 407-412. PDF

Sarko, D.K., Catania, K.C., Leitch, D.B., Kaas, J.H., and Herculano-Houzel, S. (2009). Cellular scaling rules of insectivore brains. Frontiers in neuroanatomy 3, 8. PDF

Catania, K.C. (2009). Tentacled snakes turn C-starts to their advantage and predict future prey behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 11183-11187. PDF

Dengler-Crish, C.M., and Catania, K.C. (2009). Cessation of reproduction-related spine elongation after multiple breeding cycles in female naked mole-rats. Anat Rec (Hoboken) 292, 131-137. PDF

2008

Catania, K.C. (2008). Worm grunting, fiddling, and charming–humans unknowingly mimic a predator to harvest bait. PloS one 3, e3472. PDF

Seluanov, A., Hine, C., Bozzella, M., Hall, A., Sasahara, T.H., Ribeiro, A.A., Catania, K.C., Presgraves, D.C., and Gorbunova, V. (2008). Distinct tumor suppressor mechanisms evolve in rodent species that differ in size and lifespan. Aging cell 7, 813-823. PDF

Henry, E.C., Sarko, D.K., and Catania, K.C. (2008). Central projections of trigeminal afferents innervating the face in naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber). Anat Rec (Hoboken) 291, 988-998. PDF

Catania, K.C., Hare, J.F., and Campbell, K.L. (2008). Water shrews detect movement, shape, and smell to find prey underwater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105, 571-576. PDF

2007

Dengler-Crish, C.M., and Catania, K.C. (2007). Phenotypic plasticity in female naked mole-rats after removal from reproductive suppression. The Journal of experimental biology 210, 4351-4358. PDF

Marasco, P.D., Tsuruda, P.R., Bautista, D.M., and Catania, K.C. (2007). Fine structure of Eimer’s organ in the coast mole (Scapanus orarius). Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290, 437-448. PDF

Marasco, P.D., and Catania, K.C. (2007). Response properties of primary afferents supplying Eimer’s organ. The Journal of experimental biology 210, 765-780. PDF

Henry, E.C., Dengler-Crish, C.M., and Catania, K.C. (2007). Growing out of a caste–reproduction and the making of the queen mole-rat. The Journal of experimental biology 210, 261-268. PDF

Seluanov, A., Chen, Z., Hine, C., Sasahara, T.H., Ribeiro, A.A., Catania, K.C., Presgraves, D.C., and Gorbunova, V. (2007). Telomerase activity coevolves with body mass not lifespan. Aging cell 6, 45-52. PDF

2006

Catania, K.C. (2006). Olfaction: underwater ‘sniffing’ by semi-aquatic mammals. Nature 444, 1024-1025. PDF

Dengler-Crish, C.M., Crish, S.D., O’Riain, M.J., and Catania, K.C. (2006). Organization of the somatosensory cortex in elephant shrews (E. edwardii). The anatomical record Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology 288, 859-866. PDF

Catania, K.C., and Henry, E.C. (2006). Touching on somatosensory specializations in mammals. Current opinion in neurobiology 16, 467-473.

Marasco, P.D., Tsuruda, P.R., Bautista, D.M., Julius, D., and Catania, K.C. (2006). Neuroanatomical evidence for segregation of nerve fibers conveying light touch and pain sensation in Eimer’s organ of the mole. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103, 9339-9344. PDF

Henry, E.C., and Catania, K.C. (2006). Cortical, callosal, and thalamic connections from primary somatosensory cortex in the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), with special emphasis on the connectivity of the incisor representation. The anatomical record Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology 288, 626-645. PDF

Henry, E.C., Remple, M.S., O’Riain, M.J., and Catania, K.C. (2006). Organization of somatosensory cortical areas in the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber). The Journal of comparative neurology 495, 434-452.

Crish, S.D., Dengler-Crish, C.M., and Catania, K.C. (2006). Central visual system of the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber). The anatomical record Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology 288, 205-212. PDF

2005

Catania, K.C. (2005). Star-nosed moles. Current biology : CB 15, R863-864.

Catania, K.C. (2005). Evolution of sensory specializations in insectivores. The anatomical record Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology 287, 1038-1050. PDF

Henry, E.C., Marasco, P.D., and Catania, K.C. (2005). Plasticity of the cortical dentition representation after tooth extraction in naked mole-rats. The Journal of comparative neurology 485, 64-74.

Catania, K.C., and Remple, F.E. (2005). Asymptotic prey profitability drives star-nosed moles to the foraging speed limit. Nature 433, 519-522. PDF

2004

Mills, S.L., and Catania, K.C. (2004). Identification of retinal neurons in a regressive rodent eye (the naked mole-rat). Visual neuroscience 21, 107-117. PDF

Catania, K.C., and Remple, F.E. (2004). Tactile foveation in the star-nosed mole. Brain, behavior and evolution 63, 1-12.

Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1996). The Unusual Nose and Brain of the Star-Nosed Mole. BioScience 46, 578-586.

2003

Rubenstein, N.M., Cunha, G.R., Wang, Y.Z., Campbell, K.L., Conley, A.J., Catania, K.C., Glickman, S.E., and Place, N.J. (2003). Variation in ovarian morphology in four species of New World moles with a peniform clitoris. Reproduction 126, 713-719. PDF

Remple, M.S., Henry, E.C., and Catania, K.C. (2003). Organization of somatosensory cortex in the laboratory rat (Rattus norvegicus): Evidence for two lateral areas joined at the representation of the teeth. The Journal of comparative neurology 467, 105-118.

Crish, S.D., Comer, C.M., Marasco, P.D., and Catania, K.C. (2003). Somatosensation in the superior colliculus of the star-nosed mole. The Journal of comparative neurology 464, 415-425.

2002

Catania, K.C. (2002). Barrels, stripes, and fingerprints in the brain – implications for theories of cortical organization. Journal of neurocytology 31, 347-358.

Sachdev, R.N., and Catania, K.C. (2002). Effects of stimulus duration on neuronal response properties in the somatosensory cortex of the star-nosed mole. Somatosensory & motor research 19, 272-278. PDF

Sachdev, R.N., and Catania, K.C. (2002). Receptive fields and response properties of neurons in the star-nosed mole’s somatosensory fovea. Journal of neurophysiology 87, 2602-2611.

Kaas, J.H., and Catania, K.C. (2002). How do features of sensory representations develop? BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology 24, 334-343.

Catania, K.C., and Remple, M.S. (2002). Somatosensory cortex dominated by the representation of teeth in the naked mole-rat brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99, 5692-5697. PDF

2001

Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (2001). Areal and callosal connections in the somatosensory cortex of the star-nosed mole. Somatosensory & motor research 18, 303-311.

Catania, K.C. (2001). Early development of a somatosensory fovea: a head start in the cortical space race? Nature neuroscience 4, 353-354.

Jain, N., Qi, H.X., Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (2001). Anatomic correlates of the face and oral cavity representations in the somatosensory cortical area 3b of monkeys. The Journal of comparative neurology 429, 455-468.

2000

Catania, K.C. (2000). Cortical-organization in moles: evidence of new areas and a specialized S2. Somatosensory & motor research 17, 335-347.

Catania, K.C. (2000). Epidermal sensory organs of moles, shrew moles, and desmans: a study of the family talpidae with comments on the function and evolution of Eimer’s organ. Brain, behavior and evolution 56, 146-174.

Northcutt, R.G., Barlow, L.A., Braun, C.B., and Catania, K.C. (2000). Distribution and innervation of taste buds in the axolotl. Brain, behavior and evolution 56, 123-145.

Catania, K.C. (2000). Cortical organization in insectivora: the parallel evolution of the sensory periphery and the brain. Brain, behavior and evolution 55, 311-321.

Catania, K.C., Jain, N., Franca, J.G., Volchan, E., and Kaas, J.H. (2000). The organization of somatosensory cortex in the short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Somatosensory & motor research 17, 39-51.

Catania, K.C., Collins, C.E., and Kaas, J.H. (2000). Organization of sensory cortex in the East African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). The Journal of comparative neurology 421, 256-274.

Franca, J.G., Volchan, E., Jain, N., Catania, K.C., Oliveira, R.L., Hess, F.F., Jablonka, M., Rocha-Miranda, C.E., and Kaas, J.H. (2000). Distribution of NADPH-diaphorase cells in visual and somatosensory cortex in four mammalian species. Brain research 864, 163-175.

1999

Catania, K.C. (1999). A nose that looks like a hand and acts like an eye: the unusual mechanosensory system of the star-nosed mole. Journal of comparative physiology A, Sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology 185, 367-372.

Catania, K.C., Northcutt, R.G., and Kaas, J.H. (1999). The development of a biological novelty: a different way to make appendages as revealed in the snout of the star-nosed mole Condylura cristata. The Journal of experimental biology 202, 2719-2726. PDF

Catania, K.C., Lyon, D.C., Mock, O.B., and Kaas, J.H. (1999). Cortical organization in shrews: evidence from five species. The Journal of comparative neurology 410, 55-72.

1998

Jain, N., Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1998). A histologically visible representation of the fingers and palm in primate area 3b and its immutability following long-term deafferentations. Cereb Cortex 8, 227-236. PDF

1997

Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1997). Somatosensory fovea in the star-nosed mole: behavioral use of the star in relation to innervation patterns and cortical representation. The Journal of comparative neurology 387, 215-233.

Jain, N., Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1997). Deactivation and reactivation of somatosensory cortex after dorsal spinal cord injury. Nature 386, 495-498.

Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1997). Organization of somatosensory cortex and distribution of corticospinal neurons in the eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus). The Journal of comparative neurology 378, 337-353.

Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1997). The mole nose instructs the brain. Somatosensory & motor research 14, 56-58.

1996

Catania, K.C. (1996). Ultrastructure of the Eimer’s organ of the star-nosed mole. The Journal of comparative neurology 365, 343-354.

Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1996). The Unusual Nose and Brain of the Star-Nosed Mole. BioScience 46, 578-586.

1995

Catania, K.C. (1995). Magnified cortex in star-nosed moles. Nature 375, 453-454.

Catania, K.C. (1995). A comparison of the Eimer’s organs of three North American moles: the hairy-tailed mole (Parascalops breweri), the star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata), and the eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus). The Journal of comparative neurology 354, 150-160.

Catania, K.C., and Kaas, J.H. (1995). Organization of the somatosensory cortex of the star-nosed mole. The Journal of comparative neurology 351, 549-567.

Catania, K.C. (1995). Structure and innervation of the sensory organs on the snout of the star-nosed mole. The Journal of comparative neurology 351, 536-548.

1994

Northcutt, R.G., Catania, K.C., and Criley, B.B. (1994). Development of lateral line organs in the axolotl. The Journal of comparative neurology 340, 480-514.

1993

Catania, K.C., Northcutt, R.G., Kaas, J.H., and Beck, P.D. (1993). Nose stars and brain stripes. Nature 364, 493.

1992

Williams, J.R., Catania, K.C., and Carter, C.S. (1992). Development of partner preferences in female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster): the role of social and sexual experience. Hormones and behavior 26, 339-349.

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