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In Memoriam: J. William Costerton

Posted on May 29, 2012

Dr. Bill Costerton, the “father of biofilms,” passed away on May 12. He served as Director of Microbiology Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital and Director of Biofilm Research, Allegheny - Singer Research Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, he established the University of Southern California Center for Biofilms at the School of Dentistry, and also served as Director of the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University-Bozeman. He established the first biofilm research institute at the University of Montana.

Follow these links to read tributes and view a recent interview:

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20120518/KAMLOOPS0101/120519742/-1/kamloops01/scientist-was-world-renowned-for-research-into-biofilms

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bozemandailychronicle/obituary.aspx?n=john-william-bill-costerton&pid=157683232

http://www.ucalgary.ca/facultyandstaff/memoriam/bill_costerton

http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/news-costerton

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/obituaries/obituary-john-william-costeron-pioneering-microbiologist-came-to-wpahs-four-years-ago-635965/

View a recent interview on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DWNFFgHbE