Dr. Laura Jesse Iles

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

Dr. Laura Jesse Iles directs the ISU Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic and is 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.  Dr. 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: 
Integrated Pest Management
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2006, co-major in Ecology Evolutionary Biology and in Entomology
M.S., Iowa State University, 2001, Entomology
B.S., Iowa State University, 1998, Animal Ecology