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. “Placental Evolution in Therian Mammals.” In Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution, edited by K. P. Dial, N. Shubin, and E. L. Brainerd, 205–25. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Smith, Kathleen K. “J. P. Hill and Katherine Watson's studies of the neural crest in marsupials.” Journal of Morphology, September 22, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.21270. Full Text
Li, Peishu, and Kathleen K. Smith. “Comparative skeletal anatomy of neonatal ursids and the extreme altriciality of the giant panda.” Journal of Anatomy 236, no. 4 (April 2020): 724–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13127. Full Text
Smith, Kathleen K., and Anna L. Keyte. “Adaptations of the Marsupial Newborn: Birth as an Extreme Environment.” Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007) 303, no. 2 (February 2020): 235–49. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.24049. Full Text
Adamski, Kelly Nicole, Andre Matthew Loyd, Albert Samost, Barry Myers, Roger Nightingale, Kathleen Smith, and Cameron R. “Dale” Bass. “Pediatric Coronal Suture Fiber Alignment and the Effect of Interdigitation on Coronal Suture Mechanical Properties.” Annals of Biomedical Engineering 43, no. 9 (September 2015): 2101–11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-015-1275-x. Full Text
Keyte, Anna L., and Kathleen K. Smith. “Heterochrony and developmental timing mechanisms: changing ontogenies in evolution.” Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 34 (October 2014): 99–107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2014.06.015. Full Text
Price, Samantha A., Samantha S. B. Hopkins, Kathleen K. Smith, and V Louise Roth. “Tempo of trophic evolution and its impact on mammalian diversification.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, no. 18 (May 2012): 7008–12. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1117133109. Full Text
Keyte, Anna, and Kathleen K. Smith. “Heterochrony in somitogenesis rate in a model marsupial, Monodelphis domestica.” Evolution & Development 14, no. 1 (January 2012): 93–103. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-142x.2011.00524.x. Full Text
Alonzo, M., K. K. Smith, and M. L. Kirby. “Epigenetic interactions of the cardiac neural crest,” April 11, 2011, 181–94.
Moustakas, Jacqueline E., Kathleen K. Smith, and Leslea J. Hlusko. “Evolution and development of the mammalian dentition: insights from the marsupial Monodelphis domestica.” Developmental Dynamics : An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists 240, no. 1 (January 2011): 232–39. https://doi.org/10.1002/dvdy.22502. Full Text
Keyte, Anna L., and Kathleen K. Smith. “Developmental origins of precocial forelimbs in marsupial neonates.” Development (Cambridge, England) 137, no. 24 (December 2010): 4283–94. https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.049445. Full Text Open Access Copy
Li, P., and K. K. Smith. “Comparative Skeletal Anatomy of Neonatal Ursids and the Altricial-Precocial Spectrum of Therian Mammals.” In Journal of Morphology, 280:S165–S165. WILEY, 2019.
Keyte, Anna L., Tanbeena Imam, Martha Alonzo, Taylor Halbert, and Kathleen K. Smith. “Building a marsupial neonate: Evolution of the limb development program in opossum.” In Developmental Biology, 319:498–498. Elsevier BV, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2008.05.112. Full Text
Keyte, Anna L., Tanbeena Imam, and Kathleen K. Smith. “Limb heterochrony in a marsupial, M. domestica.” In Developmental Biology, 295:415–415. Elsevier BV, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2006.04.275. Full Text
Smith, K. K. “Craniofacial patterning and the evolution of mammals.” In Faseb Journal, 19:A1335–A1335. FEDERATION AMER SOC EXP BIOL, 2005.
A Digital Repository for Preservation and Sharing of Data Underlying Published Works in Evolutionary Biology awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2013
The Evolution of Cranial Neural Crest in Mammals awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2007
The evolution of cranial neural crest in mammals: The genetic origins of heterochronic change awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2006
An environmental scanning electron microscope for DU awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2003
Cranial Development in Mammals: The Origins of Heterochrony awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2003
Dissertation Research: Evolution and Functional Morphology in Incisors in Wood-Cutting Castorids awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2001
Dissertation Research: Developmental Maintenance Of ... awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1998
Craniofacial Development In Eutherian And Metathenan Mamma awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1997
Role Of Extracellular Matrix Proteins In Craniofacial Deve awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1994
Reu Supplement - Role Of Extracellular Matrix Proteins In awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994