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.

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Clarkson, Cheryl
Research Scientist

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

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Lilach, Yigal
Senior Cleanroom Specialist

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

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Charles, Nicole

Laboratory Associate

Nicole Charles joined GWNIC in 2019 as a Laboratory Associate.



Pullin, Kleo

Laboratory Associate

Kleo Pullin joined GWNIC in 2020 as a Laboratory Associate.