October 14, 2023: Leslie is excited to start an NSF rotator position

Leslie will be working 80% time at NSF in the Division of Biological Infrastructure to help devise a new system for assessing project outcomes for infrastructure awards. Building infrastructure is an essential component of supporting research...

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August 30, 2023: Welcome Anngely

The Ries Lab welcomes new graduate student Anngely Leeds to Georgetown! Anngely will be presenting past work at the Entomology 2023 conference in November.

August 25, 2023: Congratulations Dr. Shirey!

Belated congratulations to Dr. Vaughn Shirey, who passed their dissertation defense with flying colors on May 12. Vaughn has been an integral part of the Ries Lab, and know that they will continue to do incredible work for the insect...

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August 25, 2023: Vaughn named a 2023 Smith Fellow

Congratulations to Vaughn for being one of five outstanding scientists receiving the 2023 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship...

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April 12, 2022: Celebration for Cliff and Arshan

Both Cliff and Arshan were accepted into Georgetown medical school! We went to the monarch-themed Oyamel restaurant to celebrate. Delicious! It was the first lab meal since Grace came to interview to join the lab (in summer 2019!!).

April 06, 2022: Ries lab update

We have several papers and a new grant funded since we last posted an article! See our publications and Grants pages for details. We are going to be starting rearing experiments as part of a 5-institution collaboration. More details to come......

July 25, 2021: Monarch NEE paper covered by Science Friday!!

Our collaborative paper with the Zipkin lab ,...

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May 29, 2021: Two monarch papers accepted for publication!

Whew... We have been working on BOTH of these papers for a long time! Nature Ecology and Evolution has accepted a paper led by Erin Zylstra and Elise Zipkin (the EZs) tracking monarch population dynamics since 1993 and show that climate accounts...

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May 24, 2021: Our first post-covid lab get-together!

On Friday, May 21st, for the first time in more than 15 months, we met as a lab in person!! We are getting ready for Grace's first field season and also meeting in person (some of us for the first time!). We erected our egg-laying arena and also...

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March 27, 2021: So much good news Pt 3: Vaughn publishes first chapter of their dissertation.

This exciting paper is a collaboration between Vaughn and our awesome colleagues Rob, Mike and Vijay of...

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