Susan Anagnost

Susan Anagnost
Director, NC Brown Center for Ultra Studies, Professor

204 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6837



Ph.D., SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry, 1990
M.S., SUNY-ESF, 1982
B.A., Gettysburg College, 1977

Areas of Study

Wood anatomy
Decay of wood products
Mycology of indoor air
Light microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy


WPE 376 Decay of Wood Products
WPE 487 Wood Products Chemistry and Physics
WPE 132 SCME Freshman Orientation
ERE 596 Microtechnique
ERE 596 Wood Anatomy Research

Other teaching experience: Wood Structure and Properties, Wood and Fiber Identification, Anatomy and Ultrastructure of Wood, Light Microscopy and Image Analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy

Selected Publications

Anagnost, S.E. 2007. Wood in the Built Environment – Conditions for Mold and Decay, In: Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms, Editors, C. S. Yang and P. Heinsohn, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.

Catranis, C.M., Anagnost, S.E., Zhang, L., Fernando, A., Morey, S., Zhou, S., and C.J.K Wang. 2006. A new sub-sampling method for estimating total colony forming units per cubic meter. Aerobiologia 22:177-184.

Anagnost, S.E., Zhou, S., Yeo, H. Wang, C.J.K., Smith, W.B. and D.M. Roberts. 2006. Fungi inhabiting southern pine utility poles during manufacture. Forest Products Journal 56(1):53-59.

Fernando, A.A., Anagnost, S.E., Zhou, S., Morey, S.R., and C.J.K. Wang. 2005. Noteworthy fungi from air samples. Mycotaxon 92:322-338.

Anagnost, S.E., Mark, R. M. and R. B. Hanna. 2005. S2 Orientation of Microfibrils in Softwood Tracheids and Hardwood Fibers. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 26(3):325-338.

Catharine M. Catranis, Susan E. Anagnost, Analie Fernando, Shannon Morey, C. J. K. Wang, Lianjun Zhang, Analie Fernando, Shannon Morey, Paula DeStefano, Christopher Garback, Melanie LaMoy, Geralyn Hall, Deepa Naishadham, Judith Crawford, Andrew Hunt, and Jerrold L. Abraham. 2005. Assessment of Exposure to Indoor Environmental Factors for an Infant Cohort at Risk for Asthma: Preliminary analysis of Bioaerosol Data In: Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins and Human Health, Editor, E. Johanning. Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc., Albany, New York. pp. 40-48.

Anagnost, S.E., Mark, R.E. and R.B. Hanna. 2002. Variation of microfibril angle within individual fibers. Wood and Fiber Science 34(2):337-349.

Anagnost, S.E., Mark, R.E. and R.B. Hanna. 2000. Utilization of soft rot cavity orientation for the determination of microfibril angle. Wood and Fiber Science 32(1):81-87.

Anagnost, S.E. 1998. Light microscopic diagnosis of wood decay. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 19(2):141-167.


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