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., and W. L. Hylander. “Strain gauge measurement of mesokinetic movement in the lizard Varanus exanthematicus.” The Journal of Experimental Biology 114 (January 1985): 53–70.
Smith, K. K. “The use of the tongue and hyoid apparatus during feeding in lizards (Ctenosaura similis and Tupinambis nigropunctatus).” Journal of Zoology 202, no. 1 (January 1, 1984): 115–43. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1984.tb04290.x. Full Text
SMITH, K. K. “THE MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION OF THE TONGUE IN LIZARDS.” American Zoologist 23, no. 4 (January 1, 1983): 1028–1028.
KIER, W. M., and K. K. SMITH. “TONGUES, TENTACLES AND TRUNKS - THE BIOMECHANICS OF MOVEMENT IN MUSCULAR-HYDROSTATS.” American Zoologist 23, no. 4 (January 1, 1983): 904–904.
Kier, W. M., and K. K. Smith. “The biomechanics of movement in tongues and tentacles.” Journal of Biomechanics 16, no. 4 (January 1983): 292–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/0021-9290(83)90176-8. Full Text
Smith, Kathleen K. “An electromyographic study of the function of the jaw adducting muscles in Varanus exanthematicus (varanidae).” Journal of Morphology 173, no. 2 (August 1982): 137–58. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.1051730203. Full Text
SMITH, K. K., and W. L. HYLANDER. “STRAIN-GAUGE MEASUREMENT OF MESOKINETIC MOVEMENT IN VARANUS-EXANTHEMATICUS.” American Zoologist 22, no. 4 (January 1, 1982): 924–924.
Smith, K. K. “Mechanical significance of streptostyly in lizards .” Nature 283, no. 5749 (December 1, 1980): 778–79. https://doi.org/10.1038/283778a0. Full Text