Stamets, Lieutenant Paul
Lt. Paul Stamets
FULL NAME:Paul Stamets
CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:Chief Engineer, U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031
PLACE OF BIRTH:Paul Stamets is a Federation scientist specializing in astromycology, the study of study of extraterrestrial fungi.
Prior to the Federation-Klingon War, Paul Stamets along with friend and research partner Straal worked on an experimental drive technology. Dubbed the "spore drive," the technology utilizes a subspace mycelial network of fungus Prototaxites stellaviatori spores. It allows the ship to jump near instantaneously to any location in the network, which permeates the galaxy.
After the start of the war, Starfleet co-opted the technolgy. Stamets was drafted into service and assigned to the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. He was separaated from his research partner Straal, who was assigned to sister ship U.S.S. Glenn.
Paul Stamets is in a long-term relationship with fellow Discovery crew member Dr. Hugh Culber.
SERVICE RECORD2256 Assigned to U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031, Chief Engineer
2256 Aided in destruction of the Klingon Sarcophagus/Ship of the Dead