Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Esther Winter Gomez, PhD

Esther Winter Gomez, PhD

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition
  • myocardin
  • Transcription Factors
  • Myofibroblasts
  • Neoplasms
  • Actins
  • X-Rays
  • Plant Cells
  • cadherin 5
  • Cell Wall
  • Cellulose
  • Proteins

Recent Publications


Rongpipi, S, Del Mundo, JT, Gomez, ED & Gomez, EW 2021, 'Resonant X-ray scattering of biological assemblies', MRS Communications, vol. 11, no. 1.


Farell, M, Self, A, Guza, C, Song, H, Apollon, L, Gomez, EW & Kumar, M 2020, 'Lipid-Functionalized Graphene Loaded with hMnSOD for Selective Inhibition of Cancer Cells', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 12407-12416.
Ye, D, Rongpipi, S, Kiemle, SN, Barnes, WJ, Chaves, AM, Zhu, C, Norman, VA, Liebman-Peláez, A, Hexemer, A, Toney, MF, Roberts, AW, Anderson, CT, Cosgrove, DJ, Gomez, EW & Gomez, ED 2020, 'Preferred crystallographic orientation of cellulose in plant primary cell walls', Nature communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 4720.


Lang, C, Ye, D, Song, W, Yao, C, Tu, YM, Capparelli, C, Lanasa, JA, Hickner, MA, Gomez, EW, Gomez, ED, Hickey, RJ & Kumar, M 2019, 'Biomimetic Separation of Transport and Matrix Functions in Lamellar Block Copolymer Channel-Based Membranes', ACS nano, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 8292-8302.
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.
Tise, JC, Zappe, SE, Gomez, EW, Kumar, M, Vriend Croninger, RM & Cutler, S 2019, 'Work-in-progress: An exploration of students' conceptualization of research after participating in an undergraduate research experience.', ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.


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, 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, SN, Zheng, Y, He, X, Ye, D, Gomez, EW, Gomez, ED, Cosgrove, DJ & Kim, SH 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, SN, 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, E, Zappe, S & 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.

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