Stephen Richards, Ph.D.

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srichards - at - ucdavis.edu

Dr. Richards has now moved to UC Davis. Please contact him with any questions about the arthropod projects.

Education:

Ph.D., Rice University, 1999
B.Sc., The University of Bath, 1990

Research Interests:

Dr. Stephen Richards has a broad background in genomics, with a focus on quantitative traits in insect models, arthropod comparative genomics, methods for genome sequencing, assembly and annotation, and a history in human genetics.

Publications

Richards S, Childers A, Childers C. Editorial overview: Insect genomics: Arthropod genomic resources for the 21st century: It only counts if it's in the database!. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018;25:iv-vii. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2018.02.015.

Wiegmann BM, Richards S. Genomes of Diptera. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018;25:116-124. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2018.01.007.

Lindsey ARI, Kelkar YD, Wu X, et al. Comparative genomics of the miniature wasp and pest control agent Trichogramma pretiosum. BMC Biol. 2018;16(1):54. doi:10.1186/s12915-018-0520-9.

Harrison MC, Jongepier E, Robertson HM, et al. Hemimetabolous genomes reveal molecular basis of termite eusociality. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018;2(3):557-566. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0459-1.

Poynton HC, Hasenbein S, Benoit JB, et al. The Toxicogenome of Hyalella azteca: A Model for Sediment Ecotoxicology and Evolutionary Toxicology. Environ Sci Technol. 2018;52(10):6009-6022. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b00837.

Lewin HA, Robinson GE, W Kress J, et al. Earth BioGenome Project: Sequencing life for the future of life. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115(17):4325-4333. doi:10.1073/pnas.1720115115.

Richards S. Full disclosure: Genome assembly is still hard. PLoS Biol. 2018;16(4):e2005894. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2005894.

Armisén D, Rajakumar R, Friedrich M, et al. The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water. BMC Genomics. 2018;19(1):832. doi:10.1186/s12864-018-5163-2.