Susan Masino

Susan A. Masino is the Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College, Director of the Neuroscience Program, and co-chair of the Science and Technology Working Group of the Governors Council of Climate Change in Connecticut (CT). Her biomedical research is focused on behavior and brain health and metabolism, and in 2018-2019 Dr. Masino was awarded a Charles Bullard Research Fellowship, collaborating between Harvard Forest and Harvard Medical School on forests and brain health. She collaborated with a climate scientist and an ecologist to publish the seminal paper on quantified co-benefits of “proforestation” – continuously growing suitable existing forest ecosystems to their ecological and structural potential. In the community, Dr. Masino serves on the Open Space Committee in Simsbury, CT, is President of the CT State Grange Foundation, and is the spokesperson for Keep the Woods, a science and advocacy group focused on natural forests and clean water.


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