Author: Da Teng

Program of Study: PhD in Chemistry, Physical Sciences Division (PSD)


Description: Monarch butterflies are frequent visitors of Chicago in summer, but have you really noticed them? Besides their beautiful appearances, these colorful butterflies has inspired a lot of biological research on migration and navigation mechanisms.

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  1. Eli Shlizerman, James Phillips-Portillo, Daniel B. Forger, and Steven M. Reppert, Neural Integration Underlying a Time-Compensated Sun Compass in the Migratory Monarch Butterfly, Cell Reports, 15(2016), 683–691
  2. Shuai Zhan, Christine Merlin, Jeffrey L. Boore, and Steven M. Reppert, The Monarch Butterfly Genome Yields Insights into Long-Distance Migration, Cell, 147(2011), 1171–1185
  3. Shuai Zhan, Wei Zhang, Kristjan Niitepold and et al., The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning coloration, Nature, 514(2014), 317–321
  4. Music from Dee Yan-Key, Winter is Coming, III. Scherzo, Last Waltz of Autumn, Allegretto rubato