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Daniel Wozniak, PhD

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460 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 247-7629

Email: wozniak.1@osu.edu


Current OSU Appointments

Professor, SBS-Microbial Infectn/Immunity

Professor, Microbiology Admin


Academic Advising

2004 - present Elizabeth Waligora, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Role of AmrZ in P. aeruginosa pathgenesis
2005 - present Cynthia Ryder, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Coordinate regulation of polysaccharide expression in Pseudomonas
2006 - present Matthew Byrd, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Polysaccharides and Pseudomonas virulence
2006 - present Edward Pryor, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
2006 - present Eric Weimer, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Graduated 2009. Development of a flagellin-based multivalent vaccine against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
2008 - present Dominique Limoil, The Ohio State University.
2008 - present Geoffrey Gonzalez, The Ohio State University.
2009 - present Joanna Marshall, The Ohio State University.
2009 - present Forrest Raffel, The Ohio State University.


1982 B.S., Aquinas College

1989 Ph.D., The Ohio State University


Editorial Activities

present Proc Natl Acad Sci USA
present Microbiology
present Infection and Immunity
present Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
present PLoS Pathogens
1998 - present Journal of Bacteriology
2007 - present Molecular Microbiology


present AHA review panel co-chair, chair. AHA.
present NIH College of CSR Reviewers. NIH.

Journal Articles

Andrew J. Leech, A. Sprinkle, L. Wood, D.J. Wozniak, and D.E. Ohman. "The NtrC-family regulator AlgB, which controls alginate biosynthesis in mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa, binds directly to the algD promoter." Journal of Bacteriology. Vol. 190, (January 2008.): 581-589.

Belete, B., H. Lu, and D.J. Wozniak. "Pseudomonas aeruginosa AlgR regulates type IV pilus biosynthesis by activating expression of the fimU-pilVWXY1Y2E operon." Journal of Bacteriology. Vol. 190, (January 2008.): 2023-2030.

Robert W. Huigens, L. Ma, C. Gambino, P.D.R. Moeller, A. Basso, J. Cavanagh, D.J. Wozniak, and C. Melander. "Control of bacterial biofilms with marine alkaloid derivatives." Mol. BioSyst. Vol. 4, (January 2008.): 614-621.

Eric T. Weimer, H. Lu, D.J. Wozniak, and S.B. Mizel. "A vaccine containing OprF epitope 8, OprI, and type A and B flagellins provides protection against Pseudomonas aeruginosa." Infect. Immun.. Vol. 77, (January 2009.): 2356-2366.

M. Starkey, J. H. Hickman, L. Ma, N. Zhang, S. De Long, A. Hinz, S. Palacios, C. Manoil, M. J. Kirisits, T. Starner, D. J. Wozniak, C. S. Harwood, and M. R. Parsek. "Pseudomonas aeruginosa rugose small colony variants have adaptations that likely promote persistence in the cystic fibrosis lung." J. Bacteriology. Vol. 191, (January 2009.): 3942-3503.

M. S. Byrd, I. Sadovskaya, E. Vinogradov, H. Lu, A. B. Sprinkle, S. H. Richardson, L. Ma, B. Ralston, M. R. Parsek, E. M. Anderson, J. S. Lam, and D. J. Wozniak. "Genetic and biochemical analyses of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Psl exopolysaccharide reveal overlapping roles for polysaccharide synthesis enzymes in Psl and LPS production." Mol. Microbiol. Vol. 73, (January 2009.): 622-638.

Luyan Ma, M. Conover, H. Lu, M. R. Parsek, K. Bayles, and D.J. Wozniak. "Assembly and development of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm matrix." PLoSPathogens. no. 5:e1000354. (January 2009.): -.

E. T. Weimer, S. Ervin, D.J. Wozniak, and S.B. Mizel. "Immunization of young African green monkeys with OprF epitope 8-OprI-type A- and B-flagellin fusion proteins promotes the production of protective antibodies against nonmucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa." Vaccine. Vol. 27:6762-6769, (January 2009.): -.

M. S. Byrd, B. Pang, M. Mishra, W.E. Swords, and D.J. Wozniak.. "The Pseudomonas aeruginosa exopolysaccharide Psl facilitates surface adherence and NF-κB activation in A549 cells. mBio." mBio. Vol. 1(2):e00140-10.doi10.1128/mBio.00140-10, (January 2010.): -.

E.A. Waligora, D.M. Ramsey, E.E. Pryor, H. Lu, G.P. Sloan, T. Hollis, R. Deora, and D.J. Wozniak. "AmrZ beta-sheet residues are essential for DNA-binding and transcriptional control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence genes." J. Bacteriol.. Vol. 192, (January 2010.): 5390-5401.

Y. Irie, M. Starkey, A. Edwards, D.J. Wozniak, T. Romeo, and M.R. Parsek. "Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm matrix polysaccharide, Psl, is regulated transcriptionally by RpoS and post-transcriptionally by RsmA." Mol. Microbiol.. Vol. 78, (January 2010.): 158-172.

B. Borlee, A. Goldman, Keiji Murakami, R. Samudrala, D.J. Wozniak, and M.R. Parsek. "Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses a cyclic-di-GMP-regulated adhesin to reinforce the biofilm extracellular matrix." Mol. Microbiol.. Vol. 75:827-842, (January 2010.): -.

Bazire, A., K. Shioya, E.S-Soutera, E. Bouffartigues, C. Ryder, L. G-Dombrowsky, G. Hemery, I. Linossier, S. Chevalier, D.J. Wozniak, O. Lesouhaitier, and A. Dufour.. "The sigma factor AlgU plays a key role in formation of robust biofilms by nonmucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa.." J. Bacteriol.. Vol. 192:3001-3010, (January 2010.): -.