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Stephen Chenoweth

Professor of Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Stephen Chenoweth holds a PhD in Population Genetics from Griffith University (1999). After a two-year
period working in industry, he trained in evolutionary quantitative genetics at the University of Queensland
in 2002 as an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow. He was subsequently appointed to the faculty at the
School of Integrative Biology in 2006 and was then awarded two consecutive five-year research fellowships
from the Australian Research Council. He is currently Professor of Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics at
the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland.

Chenoweth is known for his work in quantitative genetics, specifically in the areas of evolutionary constraints,
sexual dimorphism, sexual selection, and genomic conflicts. To these areas he has contributed key empirical
results, new analytical approaches, and several major reviews. Chenoweth has published over seventy papers
in international journals, including high-profile studies in Science, PNAS, Current Biology, PLoS Biology, and
Nature Reviews Genetics, as well as made regular contributions to field-leading journals, such as Genetics,
Evolution, The American Naturalist, Molecular Ecology, Genome Biology & Evolution, and Molecular Bio-
logy & Evolution
. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Genetics and The American Naturalist and is
a council member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology.

At SCAS, Chenoweth will be developing analytical approaches to integrate large-scale genomic data sets with
classic theory for predicting evolutionary responses. He will also work with SCAS Fellows Locke Rowe and
Troy Day to understand how pleiotropy shapes sex differences in gene expression.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2018-19.