Huzefa Ratlamwala: Plant Physiology First Author

Huzefa Ratlamwala, co-first author of “Rapid specialization of counter defenses enables two-spotted spider mite to adapt to novel plant hosts”

Current Position: Finance and Data Analytics

Education: BSc in Biotechnology, University of Aberdeen. MSc in Molecular Biology, University of Western Ontario

Non-scientific Interests: Gardening, traveling, guitar

Brief bio: The plant-insect interaction was something I was interested and curious to understand when I started working as a Master student in the Grbic lab. My research project involved the study of spider mites as a crop pest, with focus on the study of molecular and genetic mechanisms associated with spider mites’ detoxification process, as well as the potential use of plants’ defensive compounds as bio-pesticides.