Reyes Peña Santiago
Professor Reyes Peña-Santiago (1959, Fuensanta de Martos, Jaén, Spain), Ph.D. (1983) in Biological Sciences at the University of Granada, has been a Senior Lecturer of Zoology at the University of Jaén since 2002. His life research has been dedicated to studying the diversity (morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny) of free-living soil nematodes, with particular interest in dorylaims, the members of the order Dorylaimida. Reyes has been the author of more than 250 scientific papers, books and book chapters devoted to exploring the fauna of many enclaves around the world. He has taught several international Nematology courses at the Universities of Ghent (Belgium) and Jaén, and supervised seven Ph.D. and 11 M.Sc. theses. At the University of Jaén, he served as the Director of Department, Director of Secretariat of Teaching Equipment, and Vice-Rector of Research. Reyes is country representative of the ESN (European Society of Nematologists) in Spain, and received the ONTA Special Award in 2016 for his “outstanding achievements in taxonomical research and promoting cooperative nematological studies in Latin America”.