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.


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.

Rane RV, Walsh TK, Pearce SL, et al. Are feeding preferences and insecticide resistance associated with the size of detoxifying enzyme families in insect herbivores?. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2016;13:70-6. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2015.12.001.

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.

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.