The CT Agricultural Experiment Station is pleased to announce that Dr. Susanna Keriö has joined the staff of the Department of Forestry and Horticulture at the Station. Susanna comes to New Haven by way of postdoctoral work at Oregon State University and after completing her doctorate at the University of Helsinki. Her Master’s and Bachelor’s degree are from the University of Helsinki as well. She brings to CAES an expertise in tree resistance to fungal diseases and in the molecular and genetic factors associated with the interactions between trees and fungi.
Dr. Jeff Ward, Department Head and Chief Scientist within the Department, encourages CTPA membership to welcome Dr. Keriö as she adjusts to life in Connecticut. Jeff also looks forward to the many contributions that she will make regarding the health of Connecticut’s trees. Jeff describes how in her research at CAES, Susanna will be applying her detailed knowledge towards developing innovative management strategies that will reduce tree stress and support tree health. Her research focus will be in urban environments.
To learn more about Dr. Keriö’s background, see attached.