Laura C Jesse Iles

Director, Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic (Program Manager I)
Laura Jesse Iles


Dr. Laura Jesse Iles isthe Director of the ISU Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic and part of the ISU Integrated Pest Management Program. In 2018, Laura also became Co-Director of the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.  Laura earned her B.S. (Animal Ecology), M.S. (Entomology), and Ph.D. (Co-Major in Entomology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) degrees from Iowa State University.  As part of her responsibilities within the ISU Integrated Pest Management Program, Dr. Jesse Iles provides educational training and diagnostic services in home and garden insect pests, urban forest pests, biological control, pollinator and butterfly conservation. 

Area of Expertise: 
Insect Identification
Plant Problem Diagnostics
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
B.S., Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, 1998
M.S., Entemology, Iowa State University, 2001
Ph.D., Entemology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University, 2006
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