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Stephen Richards, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

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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.




Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome., Benoit, Joshua B., Adelman Zach N., Reinhardt Klaus, Dolan Amanda, Poelchau Monica, Jennings Emily C., Szuter Elise M., Hagan Richard W., Gujar Hemant, Shukla Jayendra Nath, et al. , Nature communications, 2016, Volume 7, p.10165, (2016) Abstract
Lucilia cuprina genome unlocks parasitic fly biology to underpin future interventions., Anstead, Clare A., Korhonen Pasi K., Young Neil D., Hall Ross S., Jex Aaron R., Murali Shwetha C., Hughes Daniel S. T., Lee Siu F., Perry Trent, Stroehlein Andreas J., et al. , Nature communications, 2015, Volume 6, p.7344, (2015) Abstract
The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization., Sadd, Ben M., Barribeau Seth M., Bloch Guy, de Graaf Dirk C., Dearden Peter, Elsik Christine G., Gadau Jürgen, Grimmelikhuijzen Cornelis J. P., Hasselmann Martin, Lozier Jeffrey D., et al. , Genome biology, 2015 Apr 24, Volume 16, Issue 1, p.76, (2015) Abstract
Best Practices in Insect Genome Sequencing: What Works and What Doesn't., Richards, Stephen, and Murali Shwetha C. , Current opinion in insect science, 2015 Feb 1, Volume 7, p.1-7, (2015) Abstract
It's more than stamp collecting: how genome sequencing can unify biological research., Richards, Stephen , Trends in genetics : TIG, 2015 Jul, Volume 31, Issue 7, p.411-21, (2015) Abstract
Genomic Signatures of Cooperation and Conflict in the Social Amoeba., Ostrowski, Elizabeth A., Shen Yufeng, Tian Xiangjun, Sucgang Richard, Jiang Huaiyang, Qu Jiaxin, Katoh-Kurasawa Mariko, Brock Debra A., Dinh Christopher, Lara-Garduno Fremiet, et al. , Current biology : CB, 2015 Jun 15, Volume 25, Issue 12, p.1661-5, (2015) Abstract
A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor., Zhao, Chaoyang, Escalante Lucio Navarro, Chen Hang, Benatti Thiago R., Qu Jiaxin, Chellapilla Sanjay, Waterhouse Robert M., Wheeler David, Andersson Martin N., Bao Riyue, et al. , Current biology : CB, 2015 Mar 2, Volume 25, Issue 5, p.613-20, (2015) Abstract
Hemichordate genomes and deuterostome origins., Simakov, Oleg, Kawashima Takeshi, Marlétaz Ferdinand, Jenkins Jerry, Koyanagi Ryo, Mitros Therese, Hisata Kanako, Bredeson Jessen, Shoguchi Eiichi, Gyoja Fuki, et al. , Nature, 2015 Nov 26, Volume 527, Issue 7579, p.459-65, (2015) Abstract
Comparative genomic study of arachnid immune systems indicates loss of βGRPs and the IMD pathway., Bechsgaard, Jesper, Vanthournout Bram, Funch Peter, Vestbo Stine, Gibbs Richard A., Richards Stephen, Sanggaard Kristian W., Enghild Jan J., and Bilde Trine , Journal of evolutionary biology, 2015 Nov 3, (2015) Abstract
Avirulence Gene Mapping in the Hessian Fly (Mayetiola destructor) Reveals a Protein Phosphatase 2C Effector Gene Family., Zhao, Chaoyang, Shukle Richard, Escalante Lucio Navarro, Chen Mingshun, Richards Stephen, and Stuart Jeffrey J. , Journal of insect physiology, 2015 Oct 3, (2015) Abstract
Natural variation in genome architecture among 205 Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel lines, Huang, W., Massouras A., Inoue Y., Peiffer J., Ramia M., Tarone A. M., Turlapati L., Zichner T., Zhu D., Lyman R. F., et al. , Genome Research, 07/2014, Volume 24, Issue 7, p.1193 - 1208, (2014)
Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation., Chen, Zhen-Xia, Sturgill David, Qu Jiaxin, Jiang Huaiyang, Park Soo, Boley Nathan, Suzuki Ana Maria, Fletcher Anthony R., Plachetzki David C., FitzGerald Peter C., et al. , Genome research, 2014 Jul, Volume 24, Issue 7, p.1209-23, (2014) Abstract
The First Myriapod Genome Sequence Reveals Conservative Arthropod Gene Content and Genome Organisation in the Centipede Strigamia maritima., Chipman, Ariel D., Ferrier David E. K., Brena Carlo, Qu Jiaxin, Hughes Daniel S. T., Schröder Reinhard, Torres-Oliva Montserrat, Znassi Nadia, Jiang Huaiyang, Almeida Francisca C., et al. , PLoS biology, 2014 Nov, Volume 12, Issue 11, p.e1002005, (2014) Abstract
Evidence for Stabilizing Selection on Codon Usage in Chromosomal Rearrangements of Drosophila pseudoobscura., Fuller, Zachary L., Haynes Gwilym D., Zhu Dianhui, Batterton Matthew, Chao Hsu, Dugan Shannon, Javaid Mehwish, Jayaseelan Joy C., Lee Sandra, Li Mingmei, et al. , G3 (Bethesda, Md.), 2014 Oct 17, (2014) Abstract
Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species., Bradnam, Keith R., Fass Joseph N., Alexandrov Anton, Baranay Paul, Bechner Michael, Birol Inanç, Boisvert Sébastien, Chapman Jarrod A., Chapuis Guillaume, Chikhi Rayan, et al. , GigaScience, 2013 Jul 22, Volume 2, Issue 1, p.10, (2013) Abstract
Using whole-genome sequence data to predict quantitative trait phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster., Ober, Ulrike, Ayroles Julien F., Stone Eric A., Richards Stephen, Zhu Dianhui, Gibbs Richard A., Stricker Christian, Gianola Daniel, Schlather Martin, Mackay Trudy F. C., et al. , PLoS genetics, 2012, Volume 8, Issue 5, p.e1002685, (2012) Abstract
Analysis of microsatellite variation in Drosophila melanogaster with population-scale genome sequencing., Fondon, John W., Martin Andy, Richards Stephen, Gibbs Richard A., and Mittelman David , PloS one, 2012, Volume 7, Issue 3, p.e33036, (2012) Abstract
Mind the gap: upgrading genomes with Pacific Biosciences RS long-read sequencing technology., English, Adam C., Richards Stephen, Han Yi, Wang Min, Vee Vanesa, Qu Jiaxin, Qin Xiang, Muzny Donna M., Reid Jeffrey G., Worley Kim C., et al. , PloS one, 2012, Volume 7, Issue 11, p.e47768, (2012) Abstract
The Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel., Mackay, Trudy F. C., Richards Stephen, Stone Eric A., Barbadilla Antonio, Ayroles Julien F., Zhu Dianhui, Casillas Sònia, Han Yi, Magwire Michael M., Cridland Julie M., et al. , Nature, 2012 Feb 9, Volume 482, Issue 7384, p.173-8, (2012) Abstract
Epistasis dominates the genetic architecture of Drosophila quantitative traits., Huang, Wen, Richards Stephen, Carbone Mary Anna, Zhu Dianhui, Anholt Robert R. H., Ayroles Julien F., Duncan Laura, Jordan Katherine W., Lawrence Faye, Magwire Michael M., et al. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2012 Sep 25, Volume 109, Issue 39, p.15553-9, (2012) Abstract
Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species., Werren, John H., Richards Stephen, Desjardins Christopher A., Niehuis Oliver, Gadau Jürgen, Colbourne John K., Werren John H., Richards Stephen, Desjardins Christopher A., Niehuis Oliver, et al. , Science (New York, N.Y.), 2010 Jan 15, Volume 327, Issue 5963, p.343-8, (2010) Abstract
A full-length cDNA resource for the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum., Shigenobu, S., Richards S., Cree A. G., Morioka M., Fukatsu T., Kudo T., Miyagishima S., Gibbs R. A., Stern D. L., and Nakabachi A. , Insect molecular biology, 2010 Mar, Volume 19 Suppl 2, p.23-31, (2010) Abstract
A sequence-level map of chromosomal breakpoints in the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line yields insights into the evolution of a cancer genome., Hampton, Oliver A., Den Hollander Petra, Miller Christopher A., Delgado David A., Li Jian, Coarfa Cristian, Harris Ronald A., Richards Stephen, Scherer Steven E., Muzny Donna M., et al. , Genome research, 2009 Feb, Volume 19, Issue 2, p.167-77, (2009) Abstract
Analysis of transcriptome data in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum., Park, Yoonseong, Aikins Jamie, Wang L. J., Beeman Richard W., Oppert Brenda, Lord Jeffrey C., Brown Susan J., Lorenzen Marcé D., Richards Stephen, Weinstock George M., et al. , Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, 2008 Apr, Volume 38, Issue 4, p.380-6, (2008) Abstract
The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum., Richards, Stephen, Gibbs Richard A., Weinstock George M., Brown Susan J., Denell Robin, Beeman Richard W., Gibbs Richard, Beeman Richard W., Brown Susan J., Bucher Gregor, et al. , Nature, 2008 Apr 24, Volume 452, Issue 7190, p.949-55, (2008) Abstract

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