In 2004, Prof. Bryers was appointed Full Professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Washington. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. In addition to his own research program, Dr. Bryers serves as a Thrust Leader in the NSF-sponsored ERC, the University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials Center (UWEB). Prof. Bryers has served as expert reviewer for federal research support agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, and NASA. Current activities in Dr. Bryers research group include: engineering biomaterials to prevent microbial contamination and infection, processes governing bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation, and biofilm effects on inflammation and host immune response at biomaterial interfaces.