We opened Casa de Domo!

A butterfly house where we can share knowledge and inspire conservation for these amazing animals and their habitats. There are many incredible and interesting projects happening in our lab, and we are excited to have a space where we can share our insights with the community. This new exhibition will connect scientists with a wider … Continued

Let’s play Memometic!

Scientists from the National Museum of Natural History in France, and their colleagues, created a game based on the interactions between tropical butterflies and their bird predators. These creative researchers collaborated in this incredible citizen science project to obtain information on how we perceive the color patterns of butterflies. The participants play the role of … Continued

Heliconius research on the news!

Our Postdoc, Carolina Concha, was interviewed by La Estrella daily newspaper, to talk about her research on wing color patterns. Dr. Concha and her research team have been studying the genes that control for the diverse patterns and colors found in Heliconius butterflies’ wings. She explains how these butterflies use their wing color patterns as … Continued

Profiled at JEZ-B!

Our Postdoc, Joe Hanly, talks about his scientific with the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B. Dr. Joe Hanly has been studying wing patterning genetics of butterflies for the past five years. But his fascination for genetics began since his childhood. Read the full article here to find out more. JEZ-B provides a forum to … Continued

Welcome back, Denise!

Dr. Dell’Aglio has returned and is here to stay for the next year and a half. Denise is a Research Associate from the University of Bristol and Research Fellow at STRI. She will be studying the role of mushroom bodies in spatial and visual memory in Heliconius butterflies through behavioral experiments, such as testing how … Continued

Welcome to our new lab website!

Thanks to the work of STRI’s IT and Communications teams, you can continue learning about our lab’s research, read about our latest news, meet our team and more! We have added information about the butterflies we work with and more details about our facilities and lab members. Stay tuned to learn about our outreach project … Continued