I am a Phytopathologist professionally with vast knowledge in Microbiology. I teach Phytopathology, Microbiology and related disciplines at the University. Besides, I am actively involved in research activities. I am a member of the American Society for Microbiology. a couple of years ago, I discovered a natural dye from a common noxious weed, Tagetes minuta (Mexican Marigold) in a research activity led by Prof. Richard Mibey.