ask theory, plant biology, william buhian

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 90: Nase-Stress Din Ba Ang Mga Halaman?

Dr. William Buhian is a plant biologist with a particular interest in plant-microbe interactions. He completed his PhD at the University of Toulouse (FR) in 2021, focusing on rhizobia-legume symbiosis.

We talked about the phenomenon called rhizobia-legume symbiosis, how plants experience stress, the meaning of plant blindness, conducting research that serves the people, tips for science students who plan to enter graduate school, and more.

How to contact Dr. William:

  • Twitter: @wbuhian
  • Email:

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 90 here:

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