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.





Anastas Popratiloff
Center 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.





Yigal Lilach
Nanofabrication Director

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





Cheryl Clarkson
Senior Research Scientist

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





Sofia Garcia-Hernandez
Research Scientist

Sofia Garcia-Hernandez joined GWNIC in 2023 as a Research Scientist.





Nicole Charles
Laboratory Associate

Nicole Charles joined GWNIC in 2019 as a Laboratory Associate.