My research aims to understanding ecological and molecular aspects of plant-insect-pathogen interactions. My work integrates techniques from the field of chemical ecology, molecular genetics, and plant pathology. Currently, I am studying the effect plant induced defense on herbivorous insect and their endosymbionts. This project focuses on the induction of phytohormone that affecting insect fitness and pathogen transmission. Eliciting plant response is just one of many ways researchers use to increase the knowledge on plant defense theories and improve sustainable agriculture. Here, I work with agriculture important crops tomato and potato, and their pest psyllid. Psyllid is a vector that transmits a type of bacteria that causes zebra chip disease which causes many crops lost in many solanaceous plants(e.g. potato, pepper).