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Lara Gamble selected for AVS Mid-Career Award

NESAC/BIO Associate Director Lara Gamble has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Peter M.A. Sherwood Mid-Career Award from the AVS Applied Surface Science Division for her research on the development of surface analytical methods for characterizing biomedical surfaces and interfaces.

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Buddy Ratner elected Fellow of ACS Polymer Division

NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner has been elected a Fellow of the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society

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Tobias Weidner wins Biomaterial Interfaces Young Investigator Award

Former NESAC/BIO post-doctoral fellow and research assistant professor Tobias Weidner won the 2013 Biomaterial Interfaces Young Investigator Award from the American Vacuum Society for his research on the structure of peptides and proteins at interfaces.

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David Castner named AVS Honorary Member

NESAC/BIO Director David Castner was named an Honorary Member of the American Vacuum Society in recognition of his scientific contributions and service to the society.

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Elisa Harrison and Yung-Chen Wang to attend Nanobeams School

NESAC/BIO graduate students Elisa Harrison and Yung-Chen Wang have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg.

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David Castner Elected Member of WSAS

NESAC/BIO Director David Castner was elected as a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

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August 2013 PCCP Cover Article

The Perspective Article "SFG Analysis of Surface Bound Proteins: A Route towards Structure Determination" by Tobias Weidner and David Castner was published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15(30), 12516-12524, 2013. The journal selected Tobias Weidner's artwork from this article for the cover of that issue. For more information see:
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/cp/c3cp50880c

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2013 NESAC/BIO Workshop

The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials will be held July 29-31, 2013 on the University of Washington campus. To see the schedule and more information about the workshop please visit our annual workshop webpages.

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David Castner Elected AIMBE Fellow

NESAC/BIO Director David Castner was elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the development and application of surface analysis methods for characterizing biomedical materials and devices.

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Buddy Ratner elected to FTERM

NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner was elected into the first class of Fellows of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in recognition of his distinguished leadership within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.

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Rami Foster and Blake Bluestein to attend Nanobeams School

NESAC/BIO graduate students Rami Foster and Blake Bluestein have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg

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Blake Bluestein awarded NSF Fellowship

NESAC/BIO graduate student Blake Bluestein was awarded a three year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for his research studies on 3D Imaging of biological cells and tissues with ToF-SIMS.

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2012 NESAC/BIO Workshop

The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials will be held on August 13-15, 2012 on the University of Washington campus. To see the schedule and more information about the workshop please visit our href="http://www.nb.uw.edu/home/workshop/">annual workshop webpages.

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David Castner awarded NIH SIG

NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a Shared Instrumentation Grant from the National Institutes of Health to purchase a new Ar gas cluster ion source and an upgraded C60 cluster ion source for the existing NESAC/BIO ToF-SIMS instrument. These new ion sources will add significant new ToF-SIMS capabilities to NESAC/BIO, especially for 3-D imaging and molecular depth profiling of biological materials.

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Buddy Ratner chosen for the 2012 George Winter Award

The European Society for Biomaterials has selected NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner for the 2012 George Winter Award for his outstanding contributions to biomaterials.

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Joe Baio receives NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Joe Baio, who completed his PhD studies at NESAC/BIO in December 2011, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

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Biomedical Surface Analysis Webinar

An AVS webinar on "Wants, Needs and Challenges in Biomedical Surface Analysis" by NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner is available on the AVS
website
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Joe Baio wins AVS PNW Student Poster Prize

NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio won the 2011 Best Student Poster at the AVS PNW Chapter meeting for his research on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.

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2011 NESAC/BIO Workshop

The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials will be held on August 22-24, 2011 on the University of Washington campus. To see the schedule and more information about the workshop please visit our href="http://www.nb.uw.edu/home/workshop/">annual workshop webpages.

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Buddy Ratner named ACS Fellow

NESAC/BIO Investigator has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding contributions to biomaterials, polymer chemistry and surface analysis.

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