Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Esther Winter Gomez, PhD

Esther Winter Gomez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition
  • myocardin
  • Transcription Factors
  • Myofibroblasts
  • Neoplasms
  • Actins
  • X-Rays
  • Transforming Growth Factors
  • Endothelial Cells
  • Proteins
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Epithelial Cells

Recent Publications


Rongpipi, S, Ye, D, Gomez, ED & Gomez, EW 2019, 'Progress and opportunities in the characterization of cellulose – an important regulator of cell wall growth and mechanics', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 9, 1894.


Ye, D, Rongpipi, S, Litofsky, JH, Lee, Y, Culp, TE, Yoo, SH, Jackson, TN, Wang, C, Gomez, EW & Gomez, ED 2019, 'Aluminum oxide free-standing thin films to enable nitrogen edge soft X-ray scattering' MRS Communications, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 224-228.
Lang, C, Shen, YX, LaNasa, JA, Ye, D, Song, W, Zimudzi, TJ, Hickner, MA, Gomez, ED, Gomez, EW, Kumar, M & Hickey, III, RJ 2018, 'Creating cross-linked lamellar block copolymer supporting layers for biomimetic membranes', Faraday Discussions, vol. 209, pp. 179-191.
Huang, S, Makarem, M, Kiemle, S, Zheng, Y, He, X, Ye, D, Gomez, EW, Gomez, ED, Cosgrove, DJ & Kim, S 2018, 'Dehydration-induced physical strains of cellulose microfibrils in plant cell walls', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 197, pp. 337-348.
Tise, JC, Hochstedt, KS, Zappe, SE, Gomez, EW & Kumar, M 2018, 'Lessons learned from a chemical engineering REU: The importance of training graduate students who are supervising reu students' ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, vol. 2018-June.
Culp, TE, Ye, D, Paul, M, Roy, A, Behr, MJ, Jons, S, Rosenberg, S, Wang, C, Gomez, EW, Kumar, M & Gomez, ED 2018, 'Probing the Internal Microstructure of Polyamide Thin-Film Composite Membranes Using Resonant Soft X-ray Scattering', ACS Macro Letters, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 927-932.
Ye, D, Le, TP, Kuei, B, Zhu, C, Zwart, PH, Wang, C, Gomez, ED & Gomez, EW 2018, 'Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering Provides Protein Structure with Chemical Specificity', Structure, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 1513-1521.e3.
Ye, D, Kiemle, S, Rongpipi, S, Wang, X, Wang, C, Cosgrove, DJ, Gomez, EW & Gomez, ED 2018, 'Resonant soft X-ray scattering reveals cellulose microfibril spacing in plant primary cell walls', Scientific reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 12449.
Gupta, AV, Brigeman, AN, Gomez, EW & Jackson, TN 2018, 'Simple Polymethylglutarimide Microfluidic Channels With Hydrogel-Assisted Fluid Exchange' IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 97-101.
Nalluri, SM, O'Connor, JW, Virgi, GA, Stewart, SE, Ye, D & Gomez, EW 2018, 'TGFβ1-induced expression of caldesmon mediates epithelial–mesenchymal transition' Cytoskeleton, vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 201-212.


Follmer, DJ, Zappe, SE, Gomez, ED, Gomez, EW & Haydt, SE 2017, 'Changing the conversation: Impact of a seminar-based classroom innovation on student perceptions of engineering' International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 519-526.
Follmer, DJ, Gomez, EW, Zappe, SE & Kumar, M 2017, 'Evaluation of a research experiences for undergraduates program in ChE: Indicates benefit from a collaborative model', Chemical Engineering Education, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 145-150.
Aragon-Sanabria, V, Pohler, SE, Eswar, VJ, Bierowski, M, Gomez, EW & Dong, C 2017, 'VE-Cadherin Disassembly and Cell Contractility in the Endothelium are Necessary for Barrier Disruption Induced by Tumor Cells', Scientific reports, vol. 7, 45835.


O'Connor, JW, Mistry, K, Detweiler, D, Wang, C & Gomez, EW 2016, 'Cell-cell contact and matrix adhesion promote αSMA expression during TGFβ1-induced epithelial-myofibroblast transition via Notch and MRTF-A', Scientific reports, vol. 6, 26226.
Follmer, DJ, Zappe, SE, Gomez, EW & Kumar, M 2016, 'Examining student outcomes from a research experiences for undergraduates (REU) program: Year two results', ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, vol. 2016-June.


Nalluri, SM, O'Connor, JW & Gomez, EW 2015, 'Cytoskeletal signaling in TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition', Cytoskeleton, vol. 72, no. 11, pp. 557-569.
O'Connor, JW, Riley, PN, Nalluri, SM, Ashar, PK & Gomez, EW 2015, 'Matrix Rigidity Mediates TGFβ1-induced Epithelial-Myofibroblast Transition by Controlling Cytoskeletal Organization and MRTF-A Localization', Journal of Cellular Physiology, vol. 230, no. 8, pp. 1829-1839.
Le, TP, Shang, Z, Wang, L, Li, N, Vajjala Kesava, S, O'Connor, JW, Chang, Y, Bae, C, Zhu, C, Hexemer, A, Gomez, EW, Salleo, A, Hickner, MA & Gomez, ED 2015, 'Miscibility and Acid Strength Govern Contact Doping of Organic Photovoltaics with Strong Polyelectrolytes' Macromolecules, vol. 48, no. 15, pp. 5162-5171.
Follmer, DJ, Zappe, SE, Gomez, EW & Kumar, M 2015, Preliminary evaluation of a research experience for undergraduates (REU) program: A methodology for examining student Outcomes. in 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society. American Society for Engineering Education, 2015 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, United States, 6/14/15.

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