GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center

GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center

Bridging Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Research

The George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) features state-of-the-art microscopy instrumentation and a newly-constructed Class 100 cleanroom. GWNIC provides university-wide core infrastructure for research in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, public health, medicine and biomedical sciences. Located at the heart of GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, the GWNIC is a catalyst for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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GWNIC comprises two imaging suites (~5,500 sq ft) with the latest light, confocal and electron microscopes. Sample preparation equipment and services are also available.

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Featured Research

In vivo overexpression of Snail (Red) in microglia/macrophage cells in injured cortex. Reactive astrocytes are labeled in green bordering the injury.

Study Reveals a Protein Called Snail May Play a Role in Healing Brain Injury

Researchers at the George Washington University discovered that a protein called Snail plays a key role in coordinating the response of brain cells after an injury. Read more in GW Today. Read the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nexus.




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