Our Technical Team Is Here To Help You

The technical management staff at Aerobiology brings over a hundred years of expertise in assisting our clients in developing a defensible and technical approach to building-related investigations, in-depth microbiology support of data, product development/challenges and asbestos building related material analyses. We encourage AND look forward to our clients developing a dialog with the technical staff at Aerobiology.

Suzanne Blevins, B.S., SM(ASCP) is the corporate principal, Laboratory Director and Technical Manager for the Dulles laboratory. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Suzanne offers thirty-seven years of microbiology experience. As Laboratory Director she also provides technical assistance in sampling approaches, techniques and data interpretation. Suzanne is the contact person for testing methods to provide information on bioburden, characterization of population, antimicrobial activity, microbial growth on materials, product resistance to microbial growth, product effectiveness, equipment validation, challenge testing and product efficacy using ASTM, USP, EPA and AATCC methods.

Rizwan Hashmi, Ph.D. joins Aerobiology staff. Rizwan arrives from the Dept. of Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems at Southern Illinois University with degrees from M.S./Botany-University of Karachi, Pakistan; M.S./ Plant Breeding & Genetics-Southern Illinois University; Post Graduate Diploma/Seed Pathology/Seed Technology- Copenhagen; Ph.D./Plant Breeding and Genetics-Southern Illinois University. Dr. Hashmi functions as Aerobiology’s Atlanta location’s Technical Manager. Dr. Hashmi manages the AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP Program and is available for client consultation with expertise in statistical analysis of data and fungal identification/speciation.

Bryce Kendrick, PhD, DSC, FRSC, author of “The Fifth Kingdom”, joins the staff at Aerobiology as Technical Advisor. Dr. Kendrick’s interest range from fungi to birds to coral reefs, but his primary research has been concerned with the systematics, development, and ecology of molds. He has produced over 300 publications, including 12 books. Three of the books are University textbooks. Many of Dr. Kendrick’s articles will soon be available. Please check back soon for updates on Dr. Kendrick’s mold training classes. As Technical Advisor, Dr. Kendrick is establishing an internal and ongoing mold training program for Aerobiology’s analytical staff, developing web training programs that will be offered to corporations and individuals, participating in Special Projects such as articles and newsletters and be available to serve as an Expert Witness for Aerobiology’s corporate clients. Website

Sun Bun Bowling, B.S. Chemistry, is the Corporate Quality Assurance Manager for Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Sun Bun has strong scientific foundations in math, statistics, IAQ/environmental microbiology, Asbestos, Industrial Hygiene, and Chemistry. In her position, Sun Bun oversees and accomplishes the design and implementation of all QA programs. She ensures that our labs provide the highest quality of work in addition to reliable, reproducible and defensible results. She also reviews and maintains all internal/external quality control of testing methods. She ensures maintaining accreditation and participation in proficiency programs. She continually evaluates and modifies the QA program to conform to all requirements of certifying and accrediting agencies and policies (AIHA-LAP, LLC, NVLAP, ISO). She communicates with all QA managers regarding any quality assurance guidelines and updates. Please feel free to contact Sun Bun with any questions about our quality assurance programs at Aerobiology.

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