(aka the Patrick’s Day Meeting in honor of Patrick Piggot PhD)

Monday, March 27, 2017

“Biofilms, Immunity, and Pathoadaptation in Chronic Infections”

ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Daniel Wozniak, PhD
Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity
Ohio State University

Dr. Wozniak’s research activities are focused on the pathogenesis of several bacteria that cause devastating infections in humans. In chronic airway infections and wounds, Pseudomonas aeruginosa,Staphylococcus aureus, and Acinetobacter are the most common nosocomial pathogens isolated and are associated with high mortality rates. These infections are extremely difficult to control since the bacteria exhibit a biofilm-mode of growth rendering them resistant to antimicrobials and phagocytic cells. Specifically, Dr. Wozniak’s research activities are focused on:

Coordinate regulation of the virulence factors that contribute to P. aeruginosa pathogenesis
Role of biofilm matrix components in promoting recalcitrance to host derived antimicrobials and cells
Experimental therapeutics for combating persistent biofilm infections
Defining pathoadaptive processes and evolution of bacteria during infection
Development of chronic animal models of infection that reproduce human disease

Reception:  5pm
Seminar: 6-7pm

Thomas Jefferson University
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust St)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(discounted parking at the garage on 11th and Locust, entrance on 11th St under Hamilton Bldg)