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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




Li, H., Uittenbogaard, M., Hao, L., & Chiaramello, A.  (2021) Clinical Insights into Mitochondrial Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders: Their Biosignatures from Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics.  Metabolites. 2021 Apr 10;11(4):233. https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo11040233

Vacher, C. M., Lacaille, H., O'Reilly, J. J., Salzbank, J., Bakalar, D., Sebaoui, S., Liere, P., Clarkson-Paredes, C., Sasaki, T., Sathyanesan, A., Kratimenos, P., Ellegood, J., Lerch, J. P., Imamura, Y., Popratiloff, A., Hashimoto-Torii, K., Gallo, V., Schumacher, M., & Penn, A. A.  (2021) Placental endocrine function shapes cerebellar development and social behavior.  Nat Neurosci. 2021 Aug 16. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00896-4


Parlanti, P., Pal-Ghosh, S., Williams, A., Tadvalkar, G., Popratiloff, A., & Stepp, M. A. (2020). Axonal debris accumulates in corneal epithelial cells after intraepithelial corneal nerves are damaged: A focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM) study. Exp. Eye Research, May;194:107998. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2020.107998

Wang, X., Popratiloff, A., Motahari, Z., LaMantia, A. S., & Mendelowitz, D.  (2020) Disrupted Coordination of Hypoglossal Motor Control in a Mouse Model of Pediatric Dysphagia in DiGeorge/22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.  eNeuro. 2020 Oct 9;7(5):ENEURO.0520-19.2020. https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0520-19.2020

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