Fungi Perfecti® - makers of Host Defense® Mushrooms™ - employs a full-time in-house Research and Development staff whose expertise ranges from mycology, chemistry, and environmental sciences, to cellular and molecular biology. In the last year, the R&D team has grown, welcoming three new members, bringing them to a total of 11 full-time employees - including renowned mycologist Paul Stamets.
While Paul's mycological research began in the 1970's, there have been rigorous efforts undertaken by a team of research scientists at Fungi Perfecti since the late 1990's. Today, the R&D team is engaged with cutting-edge mycological research and innovation. They pursue a wide range of research projects, studying fungal biochemistry and biodiversity, metabolic and genomic analyses of fungal specimens, and exploring the impact of fungi on human and planetary health.*
To date, their team has published 77 peer-reviewed papers, of which Paul is a co-author or author of 28. Members of the team have contributed their knowledge to well-respected academic journals, including the Journal of Natural Products, Nature's Scientific Reports, and Applied and Environmental Microbiology. As a whole, the Fungi Perfecti R&D team is committed to seeking out new and innovative ways of using fungi - especially mushroom mycelium when harnessed in the form of supplements to support human health.*
Regarding the work of the R&D team, Paul Stamets says:
"I have dedicated my life to learning from the natural world and exploring the benefits of the fungal kingdom. Part of that journey has been founding Fungi Perfecti, where we've been fortunate enough to steer profits into research. So many scientists are limited by the lack of funding. To be in this position today is my dream come true. The dedication and brilliance of the scientists employed by our Research & Development team will help guide future generations of researchers by opening new doors of discovery. Ultimately, I believe, science is born from nature."
Fungi Perfecti - makers of Host Defense Mushrooms - is a family owned company specializing in mushroom mycelium-based supplements and drink mixes. Founded by Paul Stamets with the goal of building the bridge between people and fungi, Fungi Perfecti has become synonymous with cutting-edge mycological research and innovative mycological solutions in everything from water filtration (mycofiltration) and ecological rehabilitation (mycoremediation), to using beneficial mushrooms to combat Colony Collapse Disorder in bee populations and to support human health through their Host Defense Mushrooms supplements line. Their sustainability efforts are a natural extension of their continued mission to explore, study, preserve, and spread knowledge about the use of fungi to help people and the planet. Follow them on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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