Dr. Sachin Rustgi is affiliated as Associate Professor of Molecular Breeding at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, and Faculty Scholar at the Clemson University School of Health Research, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman. Dr. Rustgi’s research primarily focuses on developing dietary therapies for individuals with celiac disease or allergy to wheat, or peanut, and novel strategies to mitigate the major insect pests or fungal pathogens of the primary South Carolina crops. His research has resulted in several high impact publications in internationally recognized journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, the Plant Journal, the Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant Molecular Biology, to name a few. Additionally, Dr. Rustgi has authored or edited three books. Given his academic contributions, he was awarded the Faculty Excellence in Research Award of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and invited to join the Wheat Initiative Expert Working Group on Wheat Quality for Processing and Health.