Professor Steve Chenoweth

Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science

Deputy Associate Dean Research

Faculty of Science
s.chenoweth@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32649
+61 7 336 52188

Overview

Our lab aims to test fundamental hypotheses in genetics and evolutionary biology. Principally, we are interested the relationship between genotypic and phenotypic change during adaptive evolution. This line of inquiry requires an understanding of both the type of selection acting on traits as they evolve and ultimately the functional polymorphisms available for selection to act upon. We presently use both native and exotic species of Drosophila in our work but also undertake collaborative study in other organisms that represent examples of recurring ecological and evolutionary phenomena. We are equipped to use a broad range of techniques in our investigations including experimental evolution, field-based selection studies, quantitative genetics, molecular population genetics, genomics and advanced quantitative methods in statistics and computational biology. The broad range of techniques available to our group provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their skill sets as they address fundamental questions.

Research Interests

  • Sex-specific selection and its evolutionary consequences
  • The evolution of sex-biased gene expression
  • Quantitative genetics of the vectors of human infectious disease

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Sciences (Hon0, Griffith.
  • PhD, Griffith.

Publications

  • Ford, Suzanne A., Allen, Scott L., Ohm, Johanna R., Sigle, Leah T., Sebastian, Aswathy, Albert, Istvan, Chenoweth, Stephen F. and McGraw, Elizabeth A. (2019). Selection on Aedes aegypti alters Wolbachia-mediated dengue virus blocking and fitness. Nature Microbiology, 4 (11) 1832-1839. doi:10.1038/s41564-019-0533-3

  • White, Craig R., Marshall, Dustin J., Alton, Lesley A., Arnold, Pieter A., Beaman, Julian E., Bywater, Candice L., Condon, Catriona, Crispin, Taryn S., Janetzki, Aidan, Pirtle, Elia, Winwood-Smith, Hugh S., Angilletta, Michael J., Chenoweth, Stephen F., Franklin, Craig E., Halsey, Lewis G., Kearney, Michael R., Portugal, Steven J. and Ortiz-Barrientos, Daniel (2019). The origin and maintenance of metabolic allometry in animals. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3 (4) 598-603. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0839-9

  • Connallon, Tim and Chenoweth, Stephen F. (2019). Dominance reversals and the maintenance of genetic variation for fitness. Plos Biology, 17 (1) e3000118, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000118

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Chenoweth, Stephen F., Hunt, John and Rundle, Howard D. (2012). Analyzing and comparing the geometry of individual fitness surfaces. The adaptive landscape in evolutionary biology. (pp. 126-149) edited by Erik Svensson and Ryan Calsbeek.Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ford, Suzanne, Allen, Scott, Sebastian, Aswathy, Albert, Istvan, Chenoweth, Stephen and McGraw, Elizabeth (2019). Using evolutionary approaches to dissect the genetic basis of Wolbachia-mediated blocking of dengue virus in Aedes aegypti. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), National Harbor, MD, United States, 20 - 24 November 2019. Deerfield, IL, United States :American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2019

  • Koh, Cassandra, Allen, Scott L., Herbert, Rosemarie I., McGraw, Elizabeth A. and Chenoweth, Stephen F. (2017). Differential transcriptomic responses associated with Denv Eip in Aedes aegypti. 66th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), Baltimore, MD, United States, 5-9 November 2017. Deerfield, IL, United States :American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  • Terradas, Gerard, Allen, Scott L., Chenoweth, Stephen F. and McGraw, Elizabeth A. (2017). Genetic architecture of Wolbachia-mediated dengue virus blocking in Aedes aegypti. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Baltimore, MD United States, 5 - 9 November 2017. Deerfield, IL United States :American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  • Condon, C. H., Chenoweth, S. F. and Wilson, R. S. (2011). The evolution of acclimation of thermal performance. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology, Salt Lake City Ut, Jan 03-07, 2011. CARY :OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.

  • Condon, C. H., Chenoweth, S. F. and Wilson, R. S. (2010). Genetic variation in the plasticity of thermal performance in the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology, Seattle Wa, Jan 03-07, 2010. CARY :OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.

  • Condon, C. H., Chenoweth, S. F. and Wilson, R. S. (2009). Mixed signals: thermal performance of zebrafish Danio rerio in uncertain environments. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology, Boston Ma, Jan 03-07, 2009. CARY :OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision