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
Van Nievelt, A. F. H., and K. K. Smith. “Tooth eruption in Monodelphis domestica and its significance for phylogeny and natural history.” Journal of Mammalogy 86, no. 2 (April 1, 2005): 333–41. https://doi.org/10.1644/BWG-224.1. Full Text
Nievelt, A. F. H. van, and K. K. Smith. “To replace or not to replace: The significance of reduced functional tooth replacement in marsupial and placental mammals.” Paleobiology 31, no. 2 (March 1, 2005): 324–46. https://doi.org/10.1666/0094-8373(2005)031[0324:TRONTR]2.0.CO;2. Full Text
Smith, K. K. “Facial development in marsupials: functional requirements and developmental constraints.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, January 1, 2005, 192–93.
Vaglia, J., and K. K. Smith. “Early development of cranial neural crest in the marsupial, Monodelphis domestica.” Development and Evolution 5 (March 2003): 121–35.
Vaglia, Janet L., and Kathleen K. Smith. “Early differentiation and migration of cranial neural crest in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica.” Evolution & Development 5, no. 2 (March 2003): 121–35. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1525-142x.2003.03019.x. Full Text
Smith, Kathleen K. “Time's arrow: heterochrony and the evolution of development.” The International Journal of Developmental Biology 47, no. 7–8 (January 2003): 613–21.
Smith, Kathleen K. “Sequence heterochrony and the evolution of development.” Journal of Morphology 252, no. 1 (April 2002): 82–97. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10014. Full Text
Sánchez-Villagra, Marcelo R., Sven Gemballa, Sirpa Nummela, Kathleen K. Smith, and Wolfgang Maier. “Ontogenetic and phylogenetic transformations of the ear ossicles in marsupial mammals.” Journal of Morphology 251, no. 3 (March 2002): 219–38. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.1085. Full Text
Smith, K. K., and J. Vaglia. “Early development of the cranial neural crest, neural tube and paraxial mesoderm in marsupials.” American Zoologist 41, no. 6 (December 1, 2001): 1589–1589.
Smith, K. K. “Early development of the neural plate, neural crest and facial region of marsupials.” Journal of Anatomy 199, no. Pt 1-2 (July 2001): 121–31. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1469-7580.2001.19910121.x. Full Text