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Edward John Wawszkiewicz

microbiology educator

Edward John Wawszkiewicz, American microbiology educator. Westinghouse Science Talent Search winner, 1950; Lilly predoctoral fellow, Stanford University, 1954-1955; United States Public Health Service fellowship, 1961-1963; National Institutes of Health research grant, 1973-1975.


Wawszkiewicz, Edward John was born on February 10, 1933 in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Joseph Albert and Sophie Helen (Banas) Wawszkiewicz.


AB, Harvard University, 1954. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1961.


Research assistant University California, Berkeley, 1955-1961. Postdoctoral fellow Max-Planck Institute fuer Zellchemie, Munich, 1961-1963. Resident research associate Argonne National Laboratory, 1964-1966.

Assistant member American Medical Association Institute biomedical Research, 1967-1970. Associate professor microbiology University Illinois at Chicago, since 1970. Consultant enologist Mount Eden Vineyards, Saratoga, California, 1972-1973.

First plaintiff Wawszkiewicz et al. versus United States Treasury Department et al. challenging adequacy of Bureau Alochol, Tobacco and Firearms regulations on wine labelling. Activist for accurate labeling of alcoholic beverages.


  • Contributor 12 science papers to professional journals. Discovered compound, 1969. (with other researchers) chemical structure of water soluble anti-salmonellosis pacifarin, methy pacifarinic acid, 1984.

    AIDS theorist and pamphleteer, since 1988. Producer first Pinot noir vin gris in American, 1972. Producer, conductor winetasting program A Matter of Taste, Station KPFA-FM, 1959-1960.


Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Institute Biological Sciences, American Society Microbiology, New York Academy of Sciences, Society Wine Educators, Sigma Xi. Clubs: Chicago Literary.


Joseph Albert Wawszkiewicz

Sophie Helen (Banas) Wawszkiewicz