Dr Laura Jesse Iles directs the North Central IPM Center. Dr. Iles has earned B.S. (Animal Ecology), M.S. (Entomology), and Ph.D. (Co-major in Entomology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) degrees, all from Iowa State University. In addition to directing the PIDC, Dr Iles serves as the entomology diagnostician. As part of the ISU Integrated Pest Management Program Dr. Iles provides educational training in the broad areas of consumer horticulture, biological control, and invasive insect management.
Laura Jesse Iles
Director, North Central IPM Center
Area of Expertise:
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
B.S., Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, 1998
M.S., Entomology, Iowa State University, 2001
Ph.D., Entomology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University, 2006