Dr. R.P. Soundararajan is currently working as Assistant Professor at National Pulses Research Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Vamban, Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India in 2000. He is specialized in viz., Host Plant Resistance to Insect pests, molecular marker assisted breeding for insect resistance in plants and Insecticide Resistance Management. He has published 27 research articles and 7 book chapters. He has also co-authored the book on ‘Pest Management in Field Crops – Principles and Practices’.