About Us

An introduction of our professional in-house and consulting staff in alphabetical order according to profession:

Allergist

William H. Yang, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI
Dr. Yang is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Allergy and Asthma Research Centre & SCOPE Research, Consulting Staff at the Ottawa Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa Medical School. He is the past President of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a non-profit scientific organization to promote scientific research, education and improvement of quality assurance for the practise of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Canada. Dr. Yang's postgraduate training was focused in Internal Medicine (3 years), Pulmonary Medicine (1 year), and Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2 years) at the University of Western Ontario Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

Dr. Yang has served on many advisory boards for various pharmaceutical companies, including Schering-Plough, Aventis, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and others. He is also involved in many clinical trials with Pharmaceutical companies for new allergy products to gain approval for delivery to market.

Aerobiology Research Laboratories and Dr. Yang work together to make the information we provide realistic as it relates to aeroallergen levels, allergic reactions and medical information.

Biochemist/Computer Analyst

L. Lee Coates (B.Sc., Chemistry/Biology)
Lee received his B.Sc. degree from Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada, with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. He has thirty three years laboratory experience at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. During this time he served 12 years as Clinical Laboratory Instructor and for 5 years was involved in a pollen and spore identification and research program. This included developing the computer programs used to simplify counting and analysis of the resulting data. The privatization of this program led to the formation of Aerobiology Research Laboratories.

Microbiologist

Frances A. Coates (MLT)
Frances received her training at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and was certified by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists. Specializing in microbiology she has worked in hospital, public health and private medical laboratories. Immediately before joining Aerobiology Research she spent seven years at the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where her duties included work in food microorganisms, special pathogens, development of antigens and general microbiology. Frances is the current President and CEO of Aerobiology Research Laboratories, where she specializes in pollen and spore identification, as well as the training and continuous quality monitoring of laboratory personnel and students in our correspondence courses.

Last updated: 3 May 2013

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