ResearcherID from Thomson Reuters lets any author build a profile and add it to a searchable database.
Google Scholar offers a tool to create a free Scholar Profile.
ResearchGate is a free networking site open to all scientists.
Search the biomedical literature in PubMed for authors' institutions or location in the [AD], or Author Affiliation (Address), field.
Find people in a particular location who have published on the topic you're interested in.
Note: Prior to October 2013, only the first author's address is searchable. For records added since October 2013, ALL author addresses from the front page of the article are searchable.
"Pancreatic Neoplasms"[Mesh] AND seattle[AD]
Proteomics AND "university of washington"[AD]
To find author affiliations in the multidisciplinary database Web of Science, search the "Address" field.
From the "Basic Search" screen, search for your topic. Then "Add Another Field" and choose "Address" from the drop-down menu.