About the author,...

David received his diploma in Biological Sciences Technology in 1977 from Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology in North Bay, Ontario Canada. In 1978, after training with the Peterborough Public Health Laboratory, he received his certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist with specialization in Clinical Microbiology.

The author David Raymondo, MLT, CLS(M); photo by Deborah Lynne Maclean, BA, MLT After completing certification, David worked as Quality Control Supervisor with Canadian Home Products in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, where he was responsible for the setup and operation of laboratory services to analyze plant wastewater to ensure compliance with municipal regulations.

Early on during his schooling, David developed an interest in microphotography, and Canadore College gave him the opportunity to further explore this area of interest. Since his interest in photography was sparked, a number of his works have been published in the Toronto Star and most recently his images of Schistosoma haematobium eggs in seminal fluid appear on the website of the Carlo Denegri Foundation featuring an atlas on human parasites. In 1995, after a long awaited acquisition of photographic equipment, his interest in microphotography and parasitology continued to grow to the point of sharing his works on his own website, http://www.practicalscience.com

In June 1987, David accepted a position with Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and since 1988 has worked exclusively in the Parasitology discipline. I guess one can say that David’s career has been rapidly developing since this time. In 1993 David received his certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Microbiology by the National Certification Agency for Laboratory Personnel in the United States. In 1997 David continued to excel. In February he was accepted as a member of the CMLTO Working Group to Develop Technical Benchmarks for Parasitology -- the publication of these benchmarks soon followed in September of 1999. In July of 1997, David hosted his first ‘in house’ seminar “Myiasis - A Case Study and Arthropod Update.” Late in 1997 he became the recipient of the “Robert G. Armstrong Award” for his involvement in the profession, the pursuit of knowledge and assistance to colleagues.

This website, "PRACTICALSCIENCE.COM" is proof to David Raymondo’s professionalism and dedication to the field of Microbiology and Parasitology, and serves as a valuable learning tool.

David is currently on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Professional Development Committee for the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT). David presents regularly on various subjects relating to Parasitology and other topics. To contact David Raymondo with your comments or for a complete list of presentation topics, click on the link below.

Patrick Raymondo, RRT, RPSGT
University of New Mexico Hospital
Sleep Disorders Center

Professional Affiliations

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)
Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT)
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
The National Certification Agency for Medical Personnel (NCA)
The Ottawa Life Sciences Council (OLSC)

You may contact David with your comments at: bugman.dave@sympatico.ca

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David M. Raymondo
Professional Affiliation: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Gamma-Dynacare is a Division of the Dynacare Health Group