James Weaver Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Wyss Institute where he runs the Wide Field Electron Optics Laboratory. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Aquatic Biology and Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and went on to pursue postdoctoral studies in Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Earth Sciences. Working at the interface between zoology, materials science, and multi-material additive manufacturing, his main research interests focus on investigating structure function relationships in hierarchically ordered biological composites and the fabrication of their synthetic analogs. He has played critical roles in the development of various model systems for the study of a wide range of biomineralization processes and is an internationally recognized and award winning scanning electron microscopist. With a strong history of national and international academic and industrial collaborations, he has coauthored more than 50 journal articles in the biological, physical, and geological sciences.