Kathleen Kovalevski Smith
Professor of Biology
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.
Nievelt, AFHV, and Smith, KK. "To replace or not to replace: The significance of reduced functional tooth replacement in marsupial and placental mammals." Paleobiology 31.2 (2005): 324-346. Full Text
Nievelt, AFHV, and Smith, KK. "Tooth eruption in Monodelphis domestica and its significance for phylogeny and natural history." Journal of Mammalogy 86.2 (2005): 333-341. Full Text
Smith, KK. "Facial development in marsupials: functional requirements and developmental constraints." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (2005): 192-193.
Vaglia, J, and Smith, KK. "Early development of cranial neural crest in the marsupial, Monodelphis domestica." Development and Evolution 5 (March 2003): 121-135. (Academic Article)
Vaglia, JL, and Smith, KK. "Early differentiation and migration of cranial neural crest in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica." Evol Dev 5.2 (March 2003): 121-135.
Smith, KK. "Time's arrow: heterochrony and the evolution of development." Int J Dev Biol 47.7-8 (2003): 613-621. (Review)
Smith, KK. "Sequence heterochrony and the evolution of development." J Morphol 252.1 (April 2002): 82-97. Full Text
Snchez-Villagra, MR, Gemballa, S, Nummela, S, Smith, KK, and Maier, W. "Ontogenetic and phylogenetic transformations of the ear ossicles in Marsupial mammals." Journal of Morphology 251.3 (2002): 219-238. Full Text
Smith, KK, and Vaglia, J. "Early development of the cranial neural crest, neural tube and paraxial mesoderm in marsupials." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 41.6 (December 2001): 1589-1589.
Smith, KK. "Early development of the neural plate, neural crest and facial region of marsupials." J Anat 199.Pt 1-2 (July 2001): 121-131. (Review)