Vale Professor Paul Stoodley

Vale Professor Paul Stoodley

4th October 1960 – 5th April 2024.

Paul was a Professor in Microbial Infection and Immunity and in Orthopaedics in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and a Professor in Microbial Tribology in the National Centre for Advanced Tribology (nCATS) in Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Paul was a pioneering researcher in microbial biofilms with widespread impact in surgical site infection, orthopaedic implants, wound infection, and dental as well as in industrial biofilms. Paul was an elected Fellow of the American Association of Microbiology and, among many other honours, director of the OSU imaging core. He was a dedicated mentor and a role model for mentorship at all levels.

Paul Stoodley passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on 8 April 2024 after an extraordinary fight against cancer. Despite being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in spring 2022, Paul continued to live his life as he always did: with joy, adventure, curiosity, and an infectious love for life.

Darran Leyden (Managing Director) from Whiteley’s commented “Paul was an amazing Microbiologist and Biofilm Researcher. He was also a wonderful, humble gentleman that had a great sense of humour and he will be missed by all that knew him.”

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with Paul Stoodley’s family and friends.

Professor Paul Stoodley with Whiteley’s Managing Director, Darran Leyden in Sydney last year.

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