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|Since 04/2017||Doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. Georg Petschenka|
|2014-2016||Masters in Agrobiotechnology, Justus Liebig University Giessen|
|2009-2013||Bachelors in Pharmacy, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences Bangalore, India|
I am interested in plant-herbivore interactions, mainly in the uptake and use of plant toxins by herbivorous insects (i.e. sequestration). Specifically, I investigate the mechanisms underlying sequestration of cardiac glycosides (cardenolides) in milkweed bugs (Lygaeinae). In the course of my PhD project, I will try to understand the mechanisms and the evolution of these physiological processes by using various methods, including feeding assays and chemical analyses.