Dr. Tejas K. Shah obtained his B.A. in Chemistry and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Rutgers University in 2011. At Rutgers, he performed undergraduate research with Professor Daniel Seidel in the area of anion-binding catalysis. He went on to complete his doctoral studies in Professor Neil K. Garg’s laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation focused on utilizing heterocyclic arynes in organic synthesis and exploration of nickel-catalyzed activation of amide C–N bonds. After graduating in 2016, Tejas joined the Discovery Chemistry Group at Corteva Agriscience. There he works on developing new agrochemicals with a novel MOA to tackle the rise of resistance in the areas of fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides.