Nancy Lin is the leader of the Biomaterials Group in the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division of the Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST. As part of the Microbial Metrology team, she focuses on measurements and standards to enable the detection and quantification of microbes, including total and viable cell count for microbial cell reference materials, biofilm-material interactions, antimicrobial efficacy and biosurveillance. Nancy holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.