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

Eyun S-I, Soh HYoung, Posavi M, et al. Evolutionary History of Chemosensory-Related Gene Families across the Arthropoda. Mol Biol Evol. 2017;34(8):1838-1862. doi:10.1093/molbev/msx147.

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). 2017;2017. doi:10.1093/database/bax032.

Fuller ZL, Haynes GD, Richards S, Schaeffer SW. Genomics of natural populations: Evolutionary forces that establish and maintain gene arrangements in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Mol Ecol. 2017;26(23):6539-6562. doi:10.1111/mec.14381.

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.

Zhao C, Shukle R, Navarro-Escalante L, Chen M, Richards S, Stuart JJ. Avirulence gene mapping in the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) reveals a protein phosphatase 2C effector gene family. J Insect Physiol. 2016;84:22-31. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.10.001.