David Castner is a Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington and is Co-Director of the NIH-funded National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO). He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. His current research interests are focused on the development and application of surface analysis techniques (ESCA, static SIMS, AFM, NEXAFS) for the characterization of biomaterials, organic thin films, and surface-bound biomolecules.

Lara Gamble is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and is Director of the Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF), and Co-Director of NESAC/BIO. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Washington in 1996. Her current research interests include analysis of DNA and proteins microarrays as well as investigation of novel methods for surface modification and ToF-SIMS analysis of cancer cells and tissues.

Micah Glaz is a research scientist in the Molecular Analysis Facility at UW. He graduated from UC Davis in 2006 with a BS in chemistry, and received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. He then moved to Seattle as a postdoctoral research associate where he focused on developing non-contact AFM techniques for studying organic solar materials.

Dan Graham received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1996. In 2001 Dan received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington and is currently a Senior Research Scientist at NESAC/BIO and the NESAC/BIO Research Coordinator. His research interests include characterization of complex organic surfaces, multivariate analysis of ToF-SIMS spectra and images, and development of software tools for multivariate analysis.

Scott Braswell received his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. His first career was in clinical lab medicine using bright field and fluorescence microscopy to characterize chromosome lesions. In 2007 he received a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. Since that time he has worked primarily with electron beam tools performing characterization and fabrication.

Ellen Lavoiereceived her BS in biology at the University of New Hampshire in 2003 and led directly into an MS program for plant biology concentrating in cell biology. From 2006-2010 Ellen worked at Harvard University's Center for Nanoscale Systems as an electron microscopist followed by a 3½ year stint at Monash University in Australia's Centre for Electron Microscopy concentrating on TEM of materials and polymers before coming to the UW in May 2014.

Buddy Ratner is a Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. (1972) in Polymer Chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He established the NIH-funded NESAC/BIO in 1983, but now directs the University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB21) Program. His research interests include biomaterials, surface analysis of organic materials, self assembly, and RF-plasma thin film deposition.