Leadership Team and Primary Contacts
Co-founder of EMLab P&K
Dave joined EMLab P&K in 1997 after 10 years of engineering and management in the
automotive industry. He has positioned EMLab P&K as a leader in the IAQ industry by
recruiting and training the most experienced microbiologists and by implementing quality
control systems taken from the air bag sensor industry to ensure that EMLab P&K
consistently provides the highest quality and service. Dave holds eight patents and
received his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of
Technology and a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Harriet Burge
Director of Aerobiology and Chair of EMLab P&K's Scientific Advisory Board
Widely considered the leading expert in bioaerosols, Dr. Burge helped pioneer the field
more than 30 years ago. She developed and ran the aerobiology program at the Harvard
School of Public Health for 10 years, and has served on many National Academy of
Sciences committees on bioaerosols. Dr. Burge also served on the Board of Directors
of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Regional Director (West/Central), EMLab P&K
Dr. Kamash Ramanathan received his Ph.D. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology and
Biochemistry from the University of Idaho. In 2001, He joined EMLab P&K after
years of conducting scientific research and teaching in the field of microbiology.
Dr. Ramanathan possesses vast experience in laboratory management and is a member
of various academic and scientific organizations and serves as a technical expertise
in the field of microbiology and molecular biology. Dr. Ramanathan oversees the
So. San Francisco, California laboratory and in addition is responsible for overall operations
and service quality provided through our laboratories in the Western Region.
Michael Berg, Ph.D.
Regional Director (East), EMLab P&K
Dr. Michael Berg joined EMLab P&K in 2005 and worked as Department Manager and
Technical Director before taking the position of Regional Director. He holds a Ph.D.
in Biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Berg researched
plant pathology and plant genetics as postdoctoral fellow at Oklahoma State University.
He also worked in fungicide research for BASF in Germany. Dr. Berg has published his
work in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings.
Dr. Berg also presents webinars for EMLab P&K and speaks at workshops and meetings
for AIHA, IAQA, and other industry organizations.