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Dr. Richard Summerbell

Dr. Richard Summerbell is one of the world’s foremost experts on fungi affecting human and environmental health. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers on fungi and bacteria, and co-authored two popular laboratory manuals, “Identifying Filamentous Fungi” and “Laboratory Handbook of Dermatophytes”. Dr. Summerbell is currently an Associate Professor of Occupational & Environmental Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto), and Research Director at Sporometrics Inc. Prior to joining Sporometrics, Dr. Summerbell spend a decade as the Chief of Medical Mycology at the Ontario Ministry of Health Central Public Health Lab in Toronto, followed by 6 years as a Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, the world premier mycological institute and a branch of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences in Utrecht, The Netherlands.