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Susanne Griffiths Wood

Susanne Griffiths Wood, American environmental chemist, microbiologist.


  • Wood, Susanne Griffiths was born on December 28, 1933 in Buffalo. Daughter of John Arnold and Alice Fredericka (Wiede) Griffiths.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Biology, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1954. Master of Arts in Biology, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology, University Illinois, 1976.


    • Assistant cancer research scientist Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, 1957-1959, 64-66. Clinical microbiologist Deaconess Hospital, 1959-1964. Teaching and research assistant University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1966-1975, research associate, 1975-1980.

      Assistant professional scientist Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, 1980-1983, associate professional scientist, 1983-1992. Laboratory supervisor Northern Illinois Water Corporation, Illinois, 1993-1994. Lab manager Integrated Analytical, Clinton, 1995-1996.

      Research specialist department veterinary Biosciences University Illinois, 1998—2003. Freelance editor and proofreader, since 2001.


    • Contributor articles on microbial physiology and environmental chemistry to professional journals.


    Associate chimesmaster University Illinois, 1971—1994, chimesmaster, since 1995. Member library University Illinois Russian Folk Orchestra, 1974—1992. Board trustees, treasurer Champaign County History Museum, since 2007.

    Carillonneur University Lutheran Church, Champaign, 1968—2001. Organist Philo Presbyterian Church, Illinois, 1985—2004. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, American Association Laboratory Accreditation (member council 1996—2008), American Academy Microbiology (regional microbiologist), Mortar Board.


    • Married Richard Bruce Wood, August 8, 1970.
    • father: John Arnold Griffiths
    • mother: Alice Fredericka (Wiede) Griffiths
    • spouse: Richard Bruce Wood
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    Born December 28, 1933
    • 1954
      State University of New York
    • 1957
      State University of New York
    • 1976
      University Illinois
    • 1957 - 1959
      Assistant, cancer research scientist Roswell Park Memorial Institute
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1959 - 1964
      clinical microbiologist, Deaconess Hospital
    • 1966 - 1975
      teaching and research assistant, University Illinois
    • 1980 - 1983
      assistant, professional scientist Illinois Natural History Survey
      Champaign, Illinois, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      laboratory supervisor Northern Illinois Water Corporation
      Illinois, United States
    • 1995 - 1996
      lab manager, Integrated Analytical
      Clinton, North Carolina, United States
    • 1998 - 2003
      research specialist, department veterinary Biosciences University Illinois
    • 2001
      freelance editor and proofreader
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