My name is Kai-wen Yang. I’m currently a master's student in the Department of Entomology at NTU. My thesis research focuses on tritrophic interactions between ants, aphids, and plants. Especially on how ant-induced plant responses influence aphid performance. Many ants secrete formic acid to defend against their enemies and protect their symbiotic hemipteran insects. However, formic acid can damage the plant, but the type of responses that formic acid triggers remain unknown, as how it influences aphid performance. These ant-trigger plant responses likely play a crucial role in ant-aphid interactions. In my free time, I like to play online games (e.g., League of Legends) and badminton. I also enjoy reading novels/manga or watching anime.