Dr. Zavala studied Agronomy at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and graduated as MS in 2000. He received his PhD degree in 2004 and a two-year postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supervised by Profs May Berenbaum and Evan DeLucia, USA he obtained the position of Associate Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Agronomy. He has published more than 70 research articles in SCI (E) journals. He is interested in plant defenses against insect attack, and how insects respond to plant defenses, using chemical, biochemical and ecological tools.
Title : Plant responses to the stink bug diceraeus furcatus attack: a new pest of corn
Title : Field-grown soybean responses to stink bugs attack