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Susanne Griffiths Wood

environmental chemist , microbiologist

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.


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.

John Arnold Griffiths

Alice Fredericka (Wiede) Griffiths

Richard Bruce Wood