The Bryan Institute is hosting the Spring Symposium "The Role of Biology in Christian Liberal Arts Education". The Symposium continues with chapel speaker Dr. Jon Eisenback. For more information on the Spring Symposium click here.
Dr. Jon Eisenback received a B.A. in Biology from Bryan College and taught ninth grade science in Rhea County Consolidated High School. He received a Ph.D. in plant pathology from North Carolina State University for his work on the morphology and taxonomy of the root-knot nematodes. Dr. Eisenback is currently a Professor of Plant Pathology at Virginia Tech where he serves as Director of the Virginia Tech Nematode Diagnostic and Assay Laboratory and teaches graduate courses in Plant Nematology and Seminar. Jon's research concentrates on nematode morphology and taxonomy, especially the root-knot nematodes, on which he has published numerous refereed research articles and book chapters. He has received international recognition for his award winning photomicrographs. Dr. Eisenback was honored by the Society of Nematologists with several awards for his scientific research, and is currently serving the society as President Elect. He is a Board Member of CAST, the N.A. Cobb Foundation, a representative of Society Presidents on the Board on Agriculture of the National Academy of Sciences, and was selected as a EUMANE scholar by the University of Ghent in Belgium.