Esther Gomez

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Research Summary

How the interplay of chemical and mechanical signals acts to control cell behavior and function and the progression of disease.

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Membranes Biomimetics Block Copolymers Cellulose Transcription Factors Myocardin Protein X Ray Scattering Lipid Polymers Proteins Epithelial Cells Lipids Cells Molecules Cytoskeletal Proteins Cell Adhesion Myofibroblasts Block Copolymer Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition Water Lipid Bilayers Ions Molecule Microscopy

Most Recent Papers

Crosstalk between ERK and MRTF-A signaling regulates TGFβ1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition

Sandeep M. Nalluri, Chinmay S. Sankhe, Joseph W. O'Connor, Paul L. Blanchard, Joelle N. Khouri, Steven H. Phan, Gage Virgi, Esther W. Gomez, 2022, Journal of Cellular Physiology on p. 2503-2515

An insight into microscopy and analytical techniques for morphological, structural, chemical, and thermal characterization of cellulose

Ishita Chakraborty, Sintu Rongpipi, Indira Govindaraju, B. Rakesh, Sib Sankar Mal, Esther W. Gomez, Enrique D. Gomez, Ranjan Dutta Kalita, Yuthika Nath, Nirmal Mazumder, 2022, Microscopy Research and Technique on p. 1990-2015

Corrigendum to “Rapid preparation of nanodiscs for biophysical studies” [Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 712 (2021) 109051] (Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (2021) 712, (S0003986121003003), (10.1016/j.abb.2021.109051))

Jeffrey A. Julien, Martin G. Fernandez, Katrina M. Brandmier, Joshua T. Del Mundo, Carol M. Bator, Lucie A. Loftus, Esther W. Gomez, Enrique D. Gomez, Kerney Jebrell Glover, 2021, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Rapid preparation of nanodiscs for biophysical studies

Jeffrey A. Julien, Martin G. Fernandez, Katrina M. Brandmier, Joshua T. Del Mundo, Carol M. Bator, Lucie A. Loftus, Esther W. Gomez, Enrique D. Gomez, Kerney Jebrell Glover, 2021, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics

User-friendly chemical patterning with digital light projection polymer brush photolithography

Michele Fromel, Raymond L. Crisci, Chinmay S. Sankhe, Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey, Timothy B. Tighe, Esther W. Gomez, Christian W. Pester, 2021, European Polymer Journal

Resonant X-ray scattering of biological assemblies

Sintu Rongpipi, Joshua T. Del Mundo, Enrique D. Gomez, Esther W. Gomez, 2021, MRS Communications

Lipid-functionalized graphene loaded with hMnSOD for selective inhibition of cancer cells

Megan Farell, Ava Self, Christine Guza, Hyewon Song, Luigi Apollon, Esther W. Gomez, Manish Kumar, 2020, ACS applied materials & interfaces on p. 12407-12416

Biomimetic Separation of Transport and Matrix Functions in Lamellar Block Copolymer Channel-Based Membranes

Chao Lang, Dan Ye, Woochul Song, Chenhao Yao, Yu Ming Tu, Clara Capparelli, Jacob A. Lanasa, Michael A. Hickner, Esther W. Gomez, Enrique D. Gomez, Robert J. Hickey, Manish Kumar, 2019, ACS Nano on p. 8292-8302

Work-in-progress

Joseph C. Tise, Sarah E. Zappe, Esther W. Gomez, Manish Kumar, Rachel Miriam Vriend Croninger, Stephanie Cutler, 2019, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Progress and opportunities in the characterization of cellulose – an important regulator of cell wall growth and mechanics

Sintu Rongpipi, Dan Ye, Enrique D. Gomez, Esther W. Gomez, 2019, Frontiers in Plant Science

Most-Cited Papers

Progress and opportunities in the characterization of cellulose – an important regulator of cell wall growth and mechanics

Sintu Rongpipi, Dan Ye, Enrique D. Gomez, Esther W. Gomez, 2019, Frontiers in Plant Science

Cell adhesion and shape regulate TGF-beta1-induced epithelial-myofibroblast transition via MRTF-A signaling

Joseph W. O'Connor, Esther W. Gomez, 2013, PLoS One

Matrix Rigidity Mediates TGFβ1-induced Epithelial-Myofibroblast Transition by Controlling Cytoskeletal Organization and MRTF-A Localization

Joseph W. O'Connor, Patrick N. Riley, Sandeep M. Nalluri, Parth K. Ashar, Esther Winter Gomez, 2015, Journal of Cellular Physiology on p. 1829-1839

Cytoskeletal signaling in TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition

Sandeep M. Nalluri, Joseph W. O'Connor, Esther W. Gomez, 2015, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton on p. 557-569

VE-Cadherin disassembly and cell contractility in the endothelium are necessary for barrier disruption induced by tumor cells

Virginia Aragon-Sanabria, Steven E. Pohler, Vikram J. Eswar, Matthew Bierowski, Esther W. Gomez, Cheng Dong, 2017, Scientific Reports

Biomimetic Separation of Transport and Matrix Functions in Lamellar Block Copolymer Channel-Based Membranes

Chao Lang, Dan Ye, Woochul Song, Chenhao Yao, Yu Ming Tu, Clara Capparelli, Jacob A. Lanasa, Michael A. Hickner, Esther W. Gomez, Enrique D. Gomez, Robert J. Hickey, Manish Kumar, 2019, ACS Nano on p. 8292-8302

Cell-cell contact and matrix adhesion promote αSMA expression during TGFβ1-induced epithelial-myofibroblast transition via Notch and MRTF-A

Joseph W. O'Connor, Krunal Mistry, Dayne Detweiler, Clayton Wang, Esther W. Gomez, 2016, Scientific Reports

Probing the Internal Microstructure of Polyamide Thin-Film Composite Membranes Using Resonant Soft X-ray Scattering

Tyler E. Culp, Dan Ye, Mou Paul, Abhishek Roy, Michael J. Behr, Steve Jons, Steve Rosenberg, Cheng Wang, Esther W. Gomez, Manish Kumar, Enrique D. Gomez, 2018, ACS Macro Letters on p. 927-932

Dehydration-induced physical strains of cellulose microfibrils in plant cell walls

Shixin Huang, Mohamadamin Makarem, Sarah N. Kiemle, Yunzhen Zheng, Xin He, Dan Ye, Esther W. Gomez, Enrique D. Gomez, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Seong H. Kim, 2018, Carbohydrate Polymers on p. 337-348

Creating cross-linked lamellar block copolymer supporting layers for biomimetic membranes

Chao Lang, Yue Xiao Shen, Jacob A. LaNasa, Dan Ye, Woochul Song, Tawanda J. Zimudzi, Michael A. Hickner, Enrique D. Gomez, Esther W. Gomez, Manish Kumar, Robert J. Hickey, 2018, Faraday Discussions on p. 179-191