David Castner is a Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington and is 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 the NESAC/BIO Associate Director at the University of Washington. 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.

Allan Hoffman is a Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington and is a Past President of the Society for Biomaterials. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1957. His research interests include surface modification of biomaterials and immobilization of biomolecules.

Elisa Harrison received a B.S. from Florida State University in Chemical-Biomedical Engineering in April 2012. She joined the Castner group in January 2013, and works on using self-assembled monolayer (SAM) substrates to covalently immobilize proteins to the surface in a specific orientation and using XPS and ToF-SIMS to analyze the surfaces.

Patrik Johansson earned his M.Sc. in bioengineering from Linköping University, Sweden in 2013. He visited NESAC/BIO during Jan - May 2013 and inves-tigated collagen and osteocalcin at various surfaces, for his diploma work. Starting au-tumn 2014, Patrik started work as a PhD student at NESAC/BIO, where he continues to develop and apply nonlinear optical techniques for the investigation of biomaterials, most notably protein fibers.

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.