Adjunct Assistant Professor
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor
Nematology, Plant-Microbe Interactions
Assistant Professor
Teaching, Self Regulated Learning, First Year Experience in Sciences
Epidemiology and Ecology, Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables
Associate Professor
Microbial Physiology, Microbial Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions
Forest Pathology, Mycology
USDA-ARS Research Geneticist, ISU Faculty Affiliate
Maize Genomics, Crop Improvement, Plant Defenses
Associate Professor
Field Crops, Mycology, Disease Management
Claudia Lemper-Manahl
Assistant Teaching Professor
Teaching, Microbiology, Genetics
photo of Allen Miller in the Vosges Mountains
Plant Virology, Insect Viruses, Translation Mechanisms
Associate Professor, Extension Plant Pathologist
Integrated Pest Management, Disease Management, Field Crops
Professor, Chair, Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business
Seed Pathology, Mycotoxicology
Nick T. Peters
Assistant Professor
Teaching, Microbiology, Plant Pathology
Professor, Extension Field Pathologist
Disease Management, Field Crops
Associate Professor, Associate Chair - Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Graduate Program
Plant-Microbe Interactions, Systems Biology, Proteomics
Plant Virology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Functional Genomics
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Affiliate Professor
Plant Genetics, Plant Genomics, Plant-Microbe Interactions
Professor X.B. Yang, Iowa State University
Epidemiology, Disease Management, Biological Control

Administrative Team

Administrative Specialist
Professor, Robert Earle Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Bacteriology for Research and Nomenclature, Interim Departmental Chair
Plant Bacteriology, Microbial Ecology, Ecophysiology and Genomics
Program Assistant II
Program Coordinator
Morrill Professor, Interim Associate Department Chair, Director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center
Disease Management, Nematology, Field Crops


Research Associate I
Plant Pathology, Corn seedling diseases, Cover crop
Assistant Scientist II
Microclimatology, Microbial Ecology, Fungal Phylogenetics
Kara Berg
Communications Specialist III
Iowa Soybean Research Center Communications
Scientist 1, Seed Health Coordinator, National Seed Health System Co-Director
Seed Pathology, sunflower and maize diseases
Program Coordinator I
Iowa Soybean Research Center Administration
Research Associate II
Plant Molecular biology
Agricultural Specialist IV
Soybean Cyst Nematode, Soybean Breeding, Field Research
Research Associate II, ATRB Core Facility Manager
Systems Biology
Laura Jesse Iles
Director, Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic (Program Manager I)
Integrated Pest Management, Diagnostics, Entomology
Assistant Scientist III
Molecular Biology, Molecular Nematology, Effector Biology
Associate Scientist
Soybean and Wheat Pathology, Molecular Mapping for Disease Resistance, Field experiment design and data analysis
Media Specialist II
Photography and Videography
Tom Maier, Assistant Scientist I, Baum Lab Manager
Assistant Scientist I, Lab Manager
Molecular Plant-Nematode Interactions, Plant Parasitic Nematodes
Chris Marett
Assistant Scientist I
Soybean Cyst Nematode, Field Research, Resistant Variety Evaluation
Research Associate I
Corn and Soybean Seedling Diseases
Assistant Scientist II
Seed Pathology
Research Associate I
Soybean Cyst Nematode, Field Research, Resistant Variety Evaluation
Research Associate II
Plant Mycology, Bioinformatics
Associate Scientist
Mycology & Plant Pathology, Seed Pathology, In vitro & field Fungicides efficacy tests
Assistant Scientist II
Molecular Plant-Nematode Interactions, Single-cell transcriptomics, Molecular plant-virus interactions
Extension Program Specialist II
Postdoc Research Associate
plant pathology; plant genetics; plant biochemistry
Jacque Pohl
Communications Specialist
communication, biology
Extension Plant Pathologist and Diagnostician
Plant Pathology, Diagnostics, Plant Diseases
Assistant Scientist II, Lab Manager
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Soybean Seedling Diseases
Research Associate II
Corn Foliar Disease
Research Associate I
Corn & Soybean diseases - Pathogen isolation
Extension Program Specialist IV, Integrated Pest Management Program
Integrated Pest Management Communications
Manager Greenhouse
Soybean Cyst Nematode, HG Type Testing, Resistance Screening
Small Plot research Sprayer
Ag Specialist III
Small Plot Research, experimental design
Extension Program Specialist II
Plant Pathology


Seed Health Testing
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Genetics, Plant-virus interactions - Virus transmission - Viral evolution, cell culture
Postdoc Research Associate
Plant Pathology, Molecular Biology
Postdoc Research Associate
Molecular plant-pathogen interactions: Plant Virology
Soybean Seedling Diseases
Postdoc Research Associate
Seed Pathology, Plant Virology

Graduate Students

Graduate Assistant-Teaching
Promoter Mining, Protein Protein Interaction, RNA Seq analysis
Graduate Assistant-Research
Sudden death syndrome, Sustainable Agriculture, Soybean
Graduate Assistant-Research, Facility Manager of the Enviratron Robotic Phenomics Platform
Plant Molecular biology, Molecular plant-pathogen interactions, Host Plant Resistance
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean Cyst Nematode
Graduate Assistant, Walley Lab
Molecular Biology, Proteomics, Molecular Plant Pathology
Graduate Assistant-Research
Plant-Associated Bacteria, Bacterial Light Sensing, Bacterial photosensory proteins
Pulkit Kanodia
Graduate Assistant-Research
Genetics, Molecular Virology
Graduate Assistant-Research
Corn seedling diseases, Cover Crops
Graduate Assistant-Research
Microbial Ecology
Graduate Student
Corn ear rots, Postharvest Diseases of Corn, Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Graduate Assistant-Research
Corn seed, Agronomy, Plant Pathology
Graduate Assistant-Research
Proteomics, Protein Biology, Gene Networks
Graduate Research Assistant
Soybean Soil-borne Pathogens, Soybean disease resistance
Graduate Assistant-Teaching/Research
Molecular plant-pathogen interactions, Bacteriology, Functional Genomics
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean Cyst Nematode, Root-Lesion Nematode
Graduate Assistant-Research
Plant Pathology, Agronomy
Graduate Assistant-Research
Green stem disorder
Graduate Assistant-Research
Quantitative Genetics
Graduate Research Assistant
Sudden death syndrome, Plant Disease Epidemiology, GIS
Graduate Assistant-Research
Molecular plant-pathogen interactions, Asian Soybean Rust, Plant Molecular Genetics
Graduate Assistant-Research
Molecular plant-pathogen interactions, Bioinformatics, Host Plant Resistance
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean Cyst Nematode, Root-Knot Nematode, Root-Lesion Nematode

Recent Alumni

Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean, Soilborne pathogens, Cover Crops
Iowa State University Admissions
Molecular Plant-Nematode Interactions
Graduate Assistant-Research
Nematology, Plant Pathology, Seed Treatments
Graduate Assistant-Research
Systems Biology, Plant circadian interaction with Nematode
Graduate Assistant-Research
DNA Aptamer, Stress Granule, Plant Molecular biology
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean Pathology and Mycology, Soybean Cyst Nematode, Cover Crops
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean diseases, Biological Control, Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean Cyst Nematode, Seed Treatments, Chemical Ecology
Graduate Assistant-Research, Plant Pathology and Discovery Breeding Co-op
Crop Genetics, Agronomy, Plant Defenses
Recent Ph.D. Graduate
Microbiology, Mycology, Molecular Phylogenetics
Hayley Nelson
Graduate Assistant-Research
Horticultural Plant Pathology, Bacteriology, Extension
Hafizi Rosli
Graduate Student
sooty blotch and flyspeck diseases
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean Seedling Diseases
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean diseases, Field Research, qPCR
Graduate Assistant-Research
Plant Genomics
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soybean diseases, Corn Diseases, Plant Pathology
Graduate Assistant-Research
Seed Pathology, Fusarium Seedling Blight on Maize
Graduate Assistant-Research
Microbial Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions


Emeritus Professor
Teaching; Disease Resistance in Soybean