Kariyat Ramachandran Rupesh Ram is a scientist in Biocommunication and Entomology group at ETH Zurich. He is a plant Biologist with interest in the evolution of plant mating systems, and species interactions. He did his PhD from Pennsylvania State University examining how inbreeding affects plant-insect interactions. At ETH, he is currently working on plant defense and herbivore counter defenses in native and invasive weeds. He is originally from India, and moved to USA in 2015 to do his MS in Plant breeding and Genetics at University of Wyoming.