Nicola Nadeau

PhD Students

Emma Curran – The evolution and genetics of iridescent structural colour in Heliconius butterflies (NERC ACCE)

Melanie Brien – The genetic control of iridescence and structural colour in Heliconius butterflies (NERC ACCE)

Juan Enciso – Predicting genomic effects on structural colour (Leverhulme CABM, co-supervised by Andrew Parnell, Physics and Astronomy and Mauricio Linares, Universidad del Rosario)

Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich – The genetic basis for altitudinal adaptation in Heliconius butterflies (Based in Cambridge, primary supervisor, Chris Jiggins)


Dirleane Ottonelli Rossato, PhD student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilĀ  – Do agricultural practices affect butterfly dispersal and genetic diversity?

Masters Students

Jennifer Smith – MBiolSci

Liam Moffat – MRes

Undergraduate Honours Project Students

Hannah E Bainbridge, Emma Hazelwood, Fern H Wilkinson

Student volunteers

Sophie H Smith, Jessica Eaton-Fearne


Heather Rigg

Lab Alumni

Anna Puttick – MBiolSci 2017, Sexual dimorphism in structural and pigmentary colour in the co-mimetic butterflies Heliconius erato and Heliconius melpomene.

Thomas Gomersall – MBiolSci 2017, Are Heliconius butterflies capable of social learning?

Amruta Tendolkar – Genes and Development Summer Studentship 2016, Expression of the novel colour patterning gene Cortex

Gracie Adams – Summer Internship 2016, Morphological and genetic diversity in populations of the butterfly Heliconius sara

Adam Gillis – MBiolSci 2016, Assortative mating and sexual dichromatism in Heliconius erato cyrbia

James Bradford – NERC ACCE research experience placement 2015, The Diversity of wing scale structure responsible for structural colour in Heliconius

Current Collaborators

Carolina Pardo-Diaz – Universidad del Rosario

Camilo Salazar – Universidad del Rosario

Mauricio Linares – Universidad del Rosario

Andrew Parnell – Department of Physics and Astronomy

Caroline Bacquet – IKIAM

Carlos Morochz – Mashpi Reserve

Pete Vukusic – University of Exeter

Chris Jiggins – University of Cambridge

Kanchon Dasmahapatra – University of York

Owen McMillan – Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute