Paul Stamets, D.Sc., is a mycologist, hiker, naturalist, and passionate innovator. He has been studying mushrooms for over forty years. He has discovered new species of mushrooms, written six books on mushrooms, developed/patented numerous mushroom- based technologies, and given TED talks on how mushrooms can help save people and planet.
Stamets occupies his days writing, teaching and researching. He is engaged in diverse projects with universities and non-profit groups centered on finding fungal solutions to global problems. As Paul states, “the path to the future is the path of the mycelium.” Stamets is a decorated innovator and scientist, having received many awards and acknowledgements for his pioneering work in the field of mushrooms.