Stephen Richards, Ph.D.

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


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.


Saha S, Hosmani PS, Villalobos-Ayala K, et al. Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: biocuration by a diverse genomics community. Database (Oxford). 2019;2019. doi:10.1093/database/baz035.

Petersen M, Armisén D, Gibbs RA, et al. Diversity and evolution of the transposable element repertoire in arthropods with particular reference to insects. BMC Evol Biol. 2019;19(1):11. doi:10.1186/s12862-018-1324-9.

Richards S. Arthropod Genome Sequencing and Assembly Strategies. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1858:1-14. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-8775-7_1.

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.