Dr. Sreekumari (Sree) Kurissery is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Sustainability Sciences at Lakehead University. She served as the Coordinator of the Division of Environmental Studies at Lakehead in the recent past. She was a Centre of Excellence (COE) Fellow at Osaka University, Japan. She is an environmental scientist and her research across the continents from India to Japan and Canada include, but is not limited to, Environmental Microbiology – specifically Biofilms, Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) and, Antibacterial Metals as a viable solution to MIC. Her more recent research is on natural biofilms and water quality indicators including caffeine in freshwater ecosystems. She has published extensively in distinguished international and national journals in the fields of Microbiology, Biocorrosion and Ecology. She is the major architect of the HBASc in the Environmental Sustainability program and is one of the founding members of the Research Centre for Sustainable Communities at Lakehead.
Sree chose to join the Board of Sustainable Orillia hoping to bring in relevant experience and expertise that she has as well as her passion towards environmental sustainability.