This two-hour course is taught by Jason Dobranic, Ph.D. The course is designed for indoor air quality and mold professionals who want to learn more about microbiology. By understanding why microorganisms can grow indoors, you will be better suited to find the growth, solve the underlying problems, and prevent future problems.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Dobranic is an accomplished mycologist (fungal ecology) having studied and worked with fungi for over 20 years with publications in peer reviewed mycological journals (Mycologia, Canadian Journal of Botany). He has presented his research at national and international conferences. His expertise includes the identification of microorganisms from environmental samples.
Dr. Dobranic is the National Director of Microbiology for EMSL Analytical, Inc and has presented mold issues at over 50 national seminars and has several industry-related articles published in trade magazines. Dr. Dobranic appeared in a production of the Oprah Winfrey show as an expert on bacteria and indoor allergens. His laboratory management emphasis has been on maintaining the highest level of quality assurance possible. Dr. Dobranic is a member of the Mycological Society of America, ASTM International, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (secretary for the Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology Committee), AIHA’s LQAP Analytical Accreditation Board and Mold Task Force, and was selected to attend AIHA’s first ever Future Leaders Institute training program. Dr. Dobranic is a founding board member of the local Philadelphia IAQA chapter and is a member of the Research Committee for the national IAQA.