Dr Wolcott is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been in full time wound care since 1998. In 2005 in conjunction with Bill Costerton PhD and Center for Biofilm Engineering, Dr Wolcott was a co principle investigator in an NIH grant looking specifically at wound biofilm. The research has evolved into developing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for chronic infections in general but with a specific interest in wound microbiota mainly in biofilm phenotype. Dr Wolcott still is active day to day in wound care which allows the participation in multiple clinical studies. Dr Wolcott’s main area of research is the development of a biobank to store up to 70,000 samples of patient’s DNA along with samples of their wounds each visit until healing. The primary focus is to develop diagnostic tests that define a chronic infection and can document changes which will assist the clinician in management.