She has worked at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station since 1966, first in the Genetics Department, and now in Plant Pathology and Ecology. Her work has included genetic studies of various fungi (corn smut disease, Dutch elm disease, and chestnut blight), and methods for detection of extracellular enzymes produced by fungi, studies of composting, and production of haploids of higher plants using anther culture techniques. She has been working on chestnut blight disease (caused by Cryphonectria parasitica) since 1968.
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