Kathleen Kovalevski Smith
My current project focuses on the earliest patterning events. These projects include a study of heterochronies in the earliest morphological and genetic events in the head of marsupial and placental mammals, a study of neural crest in marupial mammals, and a study of patterns of Hox gene expression along the developing body axis, relations between the brain and cranial skeleton.
Ph.D., Harvard University 1980
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz 1973
Kier, WM, Smith, KK, and Miyan, JA. "Electromyography of the fin musculature of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis." The Journal of Experimental Biology 143 (May 1989): 17-31.
Smith, KK. "Histological demonstration of muscle spindles in the tongue of the rat." Arch Oral Biol 34, no. 7 (1989): 529-534.
SMITH, KK, and KIER, WM. "TRUNKS, TONGUES, AND TENTACLES - MOVING WITH SKELETONS OF MUSCLE." AMERICAN SCIENTIST 77, no. 1 (1989): 29-35.
SMITH, KK, and MACKAY, KA. "FUNCTIONAL AND PHYLOGENETIC SIGNIFICANCE OF SNAKE TONGUE MORPHOLOGY." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 29, no. 4 (1989): A122-A122.
Smith, KK. "Form and function of the tongue in agamid lizards with comments on its phylogenetic significance." J Morphol 196, no. 2 (May 1988): 157-171. Full Text
SMITH, KK, and REDFORD, KH. "MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION OF THE JAW APPARATUS IN 2 ARMADILLOS." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 28, no. 4 (1988): A175-A175.
SMITH, KK. "THE TONGUE IN AGAMID LIZARDS - FUNCTIONAL AND PHYLOGENETIC SIGNIFICANCE." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 27, no. 4 (1987): A104-A104.
SMITH, KK. "FUNCTIONAL VERTEBRATE MORPHOLOGY - HILDEBRAND,M, BRAMBLE,DM, LIEM,KF, WAKE,DB." NATURE 323, no. 6087 (October 2, 1986): 404-404. Full Text
Smith, KK. "Morphology and function of the tongue and hyoid apparatus in Varanus (Varanidae, Lacertilia)." Journal of Morphology 187, no. 3 (1986): 261-287.
KIER, WM, and SMITH, KK. "Tongues, tentacles and trunks: the biomechanics of movement in muscular-hydrostats." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 83, no. 4 (April 1985): 307-324. Full Text