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.
Smith, KK. "Heterochrony revisited: The evolution of developmental sequences." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 73.2 (2001): 169-186. Full Text
Smith, KK. "The evolution of mammalian development." Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 156 (2001): 119-135. (Academic Article)
Nishikawa, KC, Kier, WM, and Smith, KK. "Morphology and mechanics of tongue movement in the African pignosed frog Hemisus marmoratum: A muscular hydrostatic model." Journal of Experimental Biology 202.7 (1999): 771-780.
Smith, KK. "Early cranial development in marsupial mammals: The origins of heterochrony." AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST 39.5 (1999): 13A-13A.
Nunn, CL, and Smith, KK. "Statistical analyses of developmental sequences: the craniofacial region in marsupial and placental mammals." Am Nat 152.1 (July 1998): 82-101. Full Text
Smith, KK, and Schneider, RA. "Have gene knockouts caused evolutionary reversals in the mammalian first arch?." Bioessays 20.3 (March 1998): 245-255. (Review) Full Text
Van Nievelt, AF, and Smith, KK. "Extreme bilateral molar rotation in Monodelphis domestica (Marsupialia: Didelphidae)." Arch Oral Biol 42.8 (August 1997): 587-591. (Review)
Smith, KK. "Comparative patterns of craniofacial development in eutherian and metatherian mammals." Evolution 51.5 (1997): 1663-1678.
Smith, KK, Nievelt, AFHV, and Rowe, T. "Comparative rates of development in Monodelphis and Didelphis." Science 275.5300 (1997): 683-684. Full Text
Sánchez-Villagra, MR, and Smith, KK. "Diversity and evolution of the marsupial mandibular angular process." Journal of Mammalian Evolution 4.2 (1997): 119-144.