Our Staff

Scientists at the George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) support investigators from biological, biomedical, translational, physical and materials sciences with the goal of generating the highest quality scientific data for grants and publications.

Popratiloff, Anastas
Director and Lead Research Scientist

Anastas Popratiloff, MD, PhD is Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology at GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences.


Brantner, Christine
Senior Research Scientist

Christine A Brantner, PhD joined GW in 2015 as a Senior Research Scientist in Electron Microscopy.


Johnson, Patrick
Manager, Cleanroom

Patrick Johnson has more than 21 years of experience in the semiconductor field in both industry and academia. He joined GW in 2011.


Clarkson, Cheryl
Research Scientist

Cheryl Clarkson, DMD, PhD joined GWNIC in 2017 as a Research Scientist.


Lilach, Yigal
Senior Cleanroom Specialist

Yigal Lilach, PhD joined GWNIC in 2017 as a Senior Cleanroom Specialist.


Ratnayake, Dilan
Process Engineer

Dilan Ratnayake, PhD joined GWNIC in January 2017 as a Process Engineer.