Stephen Richards, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

image: Stephen Richards, Ph.D.Contact Information

stephenr@bcm.edu

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.

Schwager EE, Sharma PP, Clarke T, et al. The house spider genome reveals an ancient whole-genome duplication during arachnid evolution. BMC Biol. 2017;15(1):62. doi:10.1186/s12915-017-0399-x.