Celeste Giles

Graduate Research Assistant
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: 219A Biosystems Research Complex (BRC)
Phone: 864-478-6648
Email: cegiles@clemson.edu
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 Educational Background

M.S. Plant and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University 2021-Present

B.S. Microbiology
Clemson University 2016-2020


I am a graduate student working with the Nematology Laboratory working to identify and enumerate plant-parasitic nematodes throughout the U.S. on a variety of plants. Currently a member of and presented recent research at the 2021 Society of Nematology Conference and 2021 Southeastern Professional Fruit Workers Conference.

 Research Interests

Currently, my research focuses on plant-parasitic nematodes infecting South Carolina peach orchards. I am interested in the biology and ecology of plant-parasitic nematodes, pathogen detection, integrated pest management, investigating cultural practices, evaluating host plant resistance, and molecular identification.