Professor and Director
Virginia Tech Nematode Assay Lab
Jonathan D. Eisenback earned a Ph.D. at North Carolina State University in plant pathology, specializing in the plant-parasitic nematodes. He has traveled to many countries around the world making presentations at conferences, holding workshops about nematodes, performing surveys of important nematodes in crop production, and teaching about the plant-parasitic nematodes. For his many contributions to the science of nematology, the Society of Nematologists named him as a Fellow. As the Director of the Virginia Tech Nematode Assay Lab, Eisenback advises growers in Virginia and surrounding states on the management of plant-parasitic nematodes. As a professor of nematology, his research focuses on many different aspects of nematology, including morphology and taxonomy, resistance in plants, survival mechanisms of extremophiles, viruses associated with nematodes, nematodes parasitizing trees, and the use of nematodes as monitors of soil health.