Dr. Wozniak (http://medicine.osu.edu/mii/faculty/danielwozniak/pages/index.aspx) is internationally recognized in bacterial pathogenesis and biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. His most significant accomplishments focus on P. aeruginosa persistent infections. Most notable are collaborative studies to decipher the composition and regulation of the biofilm matrix. This resulted in a series of papers identifying two polysaccharides (Psl and Pel) as well as protein and eDNA matrix components. Dr. Wozniak has been a steadfast participant in ASM. He was awarded the Raymond W. Sarber fellowship as a graduate student and the Jack Kenney award for service to the Journal of Bacteriology (board member since 2001) and was the Division D chair. He also served as session organizer for numerous ASM meetings and has provided frequent lectures at ASM meetings and Conferences.