Natalia Dudareva received her M.S. in Biology and Biochemistry from Novosibirsk State University, Russia and her PhD training at the Institute of Biochemistry, Kiev, Ukraine and the University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. Natalia is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Research in Dudareva laboratory integrates the power of genetic and biochemical approaches with metabolic flux analysis and modeling to understand the biochemical and molecular mechanisms controlling the formation of an array of primary and secondary (phenylpropanoid and terpenoid) metabolites in plants. Recent work from her lab appears in Nature Communications (Yoo et al., 2013; Widhalm et al. 2015), Trends in Plant Science (Widhalm et al. 2015), and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Henry et al., 2015).