Susan Anagnost

Susan E. Anagnost
Director, NC Brown Center for Ultra Studies, Professor and Chair

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

Phone: (315) 470-6837



Ph.D., SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry, 1990
B.A., Gettysburg College

Areas of Study

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


MCR 484 Scanning Electron Microscopy (3 credits)

MCR 785 Scanning Electron Microscopy (5 credits)

MCR 783 Operation of the Scanning Electron Microscope (3 credits)

MCR 685/485 Transmission Electron Microscopy

CME 387 Renewable Materials for Sustainable Construction (teach one-third of this course)

CME 376 Decay of Wood Products

CME 487 Wood Chemistry and Physics

MCR (CME) 580 Microtechnique

Other teaching experience:                                                                           

Wood Structure and Properties

Wood Identification

Fiber Identification

Anatomy and Ultrastructure of Wood

Light Microscopy and Image Analysis 


Selected Publications

Crawford, Judith A.; Rosenbaum, Paula F.; Anagnost, Susan E.; Hunt, Andrew; Abraham, Jerrold L.  2015.  Understanding the conditions that affect indoor fungal exposures.  Science of the Total Environment 517:113-124.  

Rosenbaum, PF, Crawford JA,  Anagnost SE, Wang CJK,, Hunt A, Anbar RD, Hargrave TM, Hall GE,  Liu CC, Abraham JL. 2010.  Indoor airborne fungi and wheeze in the first year of life among a cohort of infants at risk for asthma.  Journal Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 20:503-515; (September-October) 2010.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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