40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Abolfazl Hajihassani


University of Georgia

Job Title

Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist


Hajihassani is currently involved in research activities to identify and control plant-parasitic nematodes that damage vegetable crops in Georgia. He has led teams of graduate students, postdocs, and staff members and gathered more than $1.7 million directly to his research and extension program through federal and non-federal funding programs. Hajihassani’s research efforts are joined with his commitment to Extension that aims to develop and deliver nematode management training to growers.

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