Birth year – Death year:

July 17, 1955 – Present


Mycologist, researcher, and entrepreneur

Major contributions to psychedelic space

  • Intellectual and industry leader in all things fungi, from habitat and medical use to production and preservation
  • Developed a microdosing method dubbed the “Stamets stack”
  • Has discovered and named numerous new species of psilocybin mushrooms

Career highlights

Paul Stamets is a mycologist, medical researcher, author, entrepreneur, and medicinal mushroom advocate. Stamets is also the author of six books, including Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World andFantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness & Save the Planet. Stamets developed a microdosing method known as the “Stamets stack,” which involves stacking psilocybin with lion’s mane and niacin to enhance the brain-supportive effects of the mushrooms. He is also the owner of Fungi Perfecti, a company that makes mushroom-based supplements. Through his work as a speaker, researcher, and advocate, Stamets has contributed to public awareness and the adoption of psychedelic medicines.