Past Trainee - Richard Reynolds, Ph.D.

Richard Reynolds, Ph.D. Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg, 443
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
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Richard completed his B.S. in biology at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 1996. He received an M.S. in biology at Texas State University in San Marcos under James R. Ott in 2000. He received a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2008 under Charles B. Fenster and Michele R. Dudash. His masters and Ph.D. research was in evolutionary ecology. At Texas State he studied ecological determinants of gall size variation and emergence success of a cynipid wasp. At Maryland he studied pollinator specialization and the evolution of pollination syndromes, multivariate phenotypic selection on floral traits, and quantitative genetics of floral trait expression.

His current interests include multivariate statistical models applied to molecular genetic data, and modeling gene by environmental interactions.


  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  1. Li, J, R.J. Reynolds, D. Pomp, D.B. Allison, N. Yi. Mapping Interacting QTL for Count Phenotypes Using Hierarchical Poisson and Binomial Models: an Application to Reproductive Traits in Mice. Genetics Research. in press
  2. Reynolds, R.J., D. Childers, and N. Pajewski. 2010. The distribution and hypothesis testing of eigenvalues from the canonical analysis of the gamma matrix of quadratic and correlational selection gradients. Evolution. [PMID: 19863584] [DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00874.x]
  3. Reynolds, R.J., J. Kelley, L. Hughes, N. Yi, and S.L. Bridges. 2010. Genetic association of htSNPs across the major histocompatibility complex with rheumatoid arthritis in an African American population. Genes and Immunity. [PMID: 19741715] [DOI:10.1038/gene.2009.69]
  4. Reynolds, R.J., M.R. Dudash, C.B. Fenster. 2010. Multi-year study of multivariate linear and nonlinear phenotypic selection on floral traits of hummingbird-pollinated Silene virginica. Evolution. [PMID: 19663992] [DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00805.x]
  1. Reynolds, R.J., M.J. Westbrook, A.S. Rohde, J.M. Cridland C.B. Fenster, and M.R. Dudash. 2009. Pollinator specialization and pollination syndromes of three related North American Silene. Ecology 90:2077-2087. [PMID: 19739370] [DOI: 10.1890/08-1141.1]
  1. Reynolds, R.J. and C.B. Fenster. 2008. Point and interval estimation of pollinator importance: A study using pollination data of Silene caroliniana. Oecologia 156:325-332. [PMID: 18283498]
  1. Kephart, S., R.J. Reynolds, M.T. Rutter, C.B. Fenster, and M.R. Dudash. 2006. Pollination and seed predation by moths on Silene and allied Caryophyllaceae: Evaluating a model system to study the evolution of mutualisms. New Phytologist 169:637-651. [PMID: 16441748]
  2. Fenster, C.B., G. Cheely, M.R. Dudash, and R.J. Reynolds. 2006. Nectar reward and advertisement in hummingbird-pollinated Silene virginica, (Caryophyllaceae) American Journal of Botany 93: 1800-1807.


Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL072757 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: 2008 - 2010
Mentor(s): Nengjun Yi, PhD & S. Louis Bridges, MD, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.