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 - Santa Cruz 1973
Smith, K. K. “Heterochrony revisited: The evolution of developmental sequences.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 73, no. 2 (January 1, 2001): 169–86. https://doi.org/10.1006/bijl.2001.0535. Full Text
Smith, K. K. “The evolution of mammalian development.” Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 156 (2001): 119–35.
Nishikawa, K. C., W. M. Kier, and K. K. Smith. “Morphology and mechanics of tongue movement in the African pig-nosed frog Hemisus marmoratum: a muscular hydrostatic model.” The Journal of Experimental Biology 202, no. Pt 7 (April 1999): 771–80.
Smith, K. K. “Early cranial development in marsupial mammals: The origins of heterochrony.” American Zoologist 39, no. 5 (January 1, 1999): 13A-13A.
Nunn, C. L., and K. K. Smith. “Statistical analyses of developmental sequences: the craniofacial region in marsupial and placental mammals.” The American Naturalist 152, no. 1 (July 1998): 82–101. https://doi.org/10.1086/286151. Full Text
Smith, K. K., and R. A. Schneider. “Have gene knockouts caused evolutionary reversals in the mammalian first arch?” Bioessays : News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 20, no. 3 (March 1998): 245–55. https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1521-1878(199803)20:3<245::aid-bies8>3.0.co;2-q. Full Text
Smith, Kathleen K. “COMPARATIVE PATTERNS OF CRANIOFACIAL DEVELOPMENT IN EUTHERIAN AND METATHERIAN MAMMALS.” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 51, no. 5 (October 1997): 1663–78. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.1997.tb01489.x. Full Text
Van Nievelt, A. F., and K. K. Smith. “Extreme bilateral molar rotation in Monodelphis domestica (Marsupialia: Didelphidae).” Archives of Oral Biology 42, no. 8 (August 1997): 587–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0003-9969(97)00048-4. Full Text
Smith, K. K., and A. F. van Nievelt. “Comparative rates of development in Monodelphis and Didelphis.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 275, no. 5300 (January 1997): 683–84. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.275.5300.683. Full Text
Sánchez-Villagra, MR, and Smith, KK. "Diversity and evolution of the marsupial mandibular angular process." Journal of Mammalian Evolution 4, no. 2 (1997): 119-144.