Stephen Richards, Ph.D.

Associate 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.


Kanost MR, Arrese EL, Cao X, et al. Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2016;76:118-47. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2016.07.005.

Fuller ZL, Haynes GD, Richards S, Schaeffer SW. Genomics of Natural Populations: How Differentially Expressed Genes Shape the Evolution of Chromosomal Inversions in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Genetics. 2016;204(1):287-301. doi:10.1534/genetics.116.191429.

Lindsey ARI, Werren JH, Richards S, Stouthamer R. Comparative Genomics of a Parthenogenesis-Inducing Wolbachia Symbiont. G3 (Bethesda). 2016;6(7):2113-23. doi:10.1534/g3.116.028449.

Kolokotronis S-O, Foox J, Rosenfeld JA, et al. The mitogenome of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Mitochondrial DNA B Resour. 2016;1(1):425-427. doi:10.1080/23802359.2016.1180268.

Benoit JB, Adelman ZN, Reinhardt K, et al. Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. Nat Commun. 2016;7:10165. doi:10.1038/ncomms10165.

Worley KC, Richards S, Rogers J. The value of new genome references. Exp Cell Res. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.yexcr.2016.12.014.

Newton ILG, Clark ME, Kent BN, et al. Comparative Genomics of Two Closely Related Wolbachia with Different Reproductive Effects on Hosts. Genome Biol Evol. 2016;8(5):1526-42. doi:10.1093/gbe/evw096.