Sumarah, Mark, PhD


Contact Information:

1391 Sandford Street
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-457-1470
Fax: 519-457-3997

Areas of Expertise:

  • LC-MS
  • NMR
  • Natural products chemistry
  • Fermentation, isolation and characterization of secondary metabolites from fungi

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.


  • Kilpatrick, K.G., Pajak, A., Hagel, J.M., Sumarah, M.W., Lewinsohn, E., Facchini, P.J., and Marsolais, F. (2016). "Characterization of aromatic aminotransferases from Ephedra sinica Stapf.", Amino Acids, pp. 1-12. doi : 10.1007/s00726-015-2156-1
  • Ma, Z., Marsolais, F., Bernards, M.A., Sumarah, M.W., Bykova, N.V., and Igamberdiev, A.U. (2016). "Glyoxylate cycle and metabolism of organic acids in scutellum of barley seeds during germination.", Plant Science. doi : 10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.04.007
  • Qi, T., Renaud, J.B., McDowell, T.W., Seifert, K.A., Yeung, K.K.-C., and Sumarah, M.W. (2016). "Diversity of Mycotoxin-Producing Black Aspergilli in Canadian Vineyards.", Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. doi : 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05584
  • Renaud, J.B. and Sumarah, M.W. (2016). "Data independent acquisition-digital archiving mass spectrometry: application to single kernel mycotoxin analysis of Fusarium graminearum infected maize.", Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, pp. 1-9. doi : 10.1007/s00216-016-9391-5
  • Topp, E., Renaud, J.B., Sumarah, M.W., and Sabourin, L. (2016). "Reduced persistence of the macrolide antibiotics erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin in agricultural soil following several years of exposure in the field.", Science of the Total Environment, 562, pp. 136-144. doi : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.210
  • Visagie, C.M., Renaud, J.B., Burgess, K.M.N., Malloch, D., Clark, D., Ketch, L., Urb, M., Louis-Seize, G.W., Assabgui, R., Sumarah, M.W., Seifert, K.A., and Rupert, T. (2016). "Fifteen new species of Penicillium C.M.", Persoonia, 36, pp. 247-280. doi : 10.3767/003158516X691627







Other Science Related Publications:


  • Abdellatif, L., Sumarah, M.W., Gan, Y.T., and Hamel, C. (2015). Metabolites from plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of lentil growing in the Canadian Prairie (Notice of Discovery).


  • Cáceres, L.A., McGarvey, B.D., Yeung, K.K.-C., Hannoufa, A., Sumarah, M.W., Benitez, X., and Scott, I.M. (2014). "Insect repellent and attractant activities of Brassicaceae apocarotenoid volatiles α- β- and dihydro- β-ionone.", Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 3-5, 2014, Platform presentation.
  • Challa, S., Scott, I.M., Cáceres, L.A., Sumarah, M.W., Tian, L.-N., and Hannoufa, A. (2014). "Natural Plant Volatiles: A Sustainable Pest Control Strategy.", Eastern Regional Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Guelph, ON, Canada, November 28-29, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Scott, I.M., Cáceres, L.A., Challa, S., Hannoufa, A., Sumarah, M.W., Tian, L.-N., Shipp, L., and Shipp, J.L. (2014). "Deterring tomato pests by manipulating the flower volatiles.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014, Platform presentation.
  • Sumarah, M.W., Qi, T., Miller, J.D., and Seifert, K.A. (2014). "Study of black Aspergilli from Canadian vineyards and the associated risk of ochratoxin A and fumonisin contamination of wine.", 8th Conference of the World Mycotoxin Forum, Vienna, Austria, November 2014. (Poster)


  • Cáceres, L.A., McGarvey, B.D., Scott, I.M., Sumarah, M.W., and Hannoufa, A. (2012). "Apocarotenoid emission study in wild type and transgenic Arabidopsis plants over-expressing CCD-1 and their feeding effects against cabbage loopers.", 51st Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA) Annual Meeting, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, August 11-15, 2012.
  • Niu, W., Gijzen, M., Sumarah, M.W., and McGarvey, B.D. (2012). "Metabolism of the Soybean-Fungus Host-Pathogen Interaction-A Plant Metabolomics Study.", Pharmaceutical Biology, 50(11), pp. 1371-1372. (Abstract)


  • Sumarah, M.W., Puniani, E., Sørensen, D., Blackwell, B.A., and Miller, J.D. (2009). "Characterization of metabolites from red spruce endophytes by LC-MS-SPE/NMR.", Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, USA, June 21-26, 2009. (Poster)
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