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.
Kier, WM, and Smith, KK. "Tongues, tentacles and trunks: the biomechanics of movement in muscular-hydrostats." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 83.4 (1985): 307-324.
SMITH, KK. "THE USE OF THE TONGUE AND HYOID APPARATUS DURING FEEDING IN LIZARDS (CTENOSAURA-SIMILIS AND TUPINAMBIS-NIGROPUNCTATUS)." JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 202.JAN (1984): 115-143.
SMITH, KK. "THE MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION OF THE TONGUE IN LIZARDS." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 23.4 (1983): 1028-1028.
KIER, WM, and SMITH, KK. "TONGUES, TENTACLES AND TRUNKS - THE BIOMECHANICS OF MOVEMENT IN MUSCULAR-HYDROSTATS." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 23.4 (1983): 904-904.
KIER, WM, and SMITH, KK. "THE BIOMECHANICS OF MOVEMENT IN TONGUES AND TENTACLES." JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS 16.4 (1983): 292-293. Full Text
SMITH, KK, and HYLANDER, WL. "STRAIN-GAUGE MEASUREMENT OF MESOKINETIC MOVEMENT IN VARANUS-EXANTHEMATICUS." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 22.4 (1982): 924-924.
Smith, KK. "An electromyographic study of the function of the jaw adducting muscles in Varanus exanthematicus (Varanidae)." Journal of Morphology 173.2 (1982): 137-158.
Smith, KK. "Mechanical significance of streptostyly in lizards." Nature 283.5749 (1980): 778-779.