Héctor Arnaldo Sato is an agricultural engineer with a Ph.D. from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina. His postdoctoral fellowship was based on the reproductive biology of two holoparasitic plants. He is currently Associate Professor of General Botany and Director of the JUA Herbarium, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National University Jujuy, Argentina. He is the author of 11 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and 39 abstracts presented at congresses. His research work focuses on the reproductive anatomy and taxonomy of parasitic plants. Dr. Sato is also the director of a research project on the reproduction of holoparasitic plants.