Gregory Schultz, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida where he served as the Director of the Institute for Wound Research for 32 years. Dr Schultz graduated with BS and PhD degrees in Biochemistry from Oklahoma State University then completed Postdoctoral research in Cell Biology at Yale University. A major focus of Dr Schultz’s research is on understanding the role that bacterial biofilms play in stimulating chronic inflammation and elevated proteases that impair healing in chronic wounds. Dr. Schultz has co-authored over 420 scientific publications that have been cited over 26,00 times and served as President of the Wound Healing Society from 1999 to 2001 and as a member of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel from 2007 to 2010. He is a co-inventory on 36 patents and a cofounder of two successful biotechnology companies, and he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2021.