Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Esther Winter Gomez, PhD

Esther Winter Gomez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
ewg10@psu.edu

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

2019

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01894

2018

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. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2018.195
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8fd00044a
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.05.091
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00301
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2018.07.018
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-31024-1
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. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNB.2018.2829878
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/cm.21437

2017

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep45835

2016

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep26226
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.

2015

Nalluri, SM, O'Connor, JW & Gomez, EW 2015, 'Cytoskeletal signaling in TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition', Cytoskeleton, vol. 72, no. 11, pp. 557-569. https://doi.org/10.1002/cm.21263
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcp.24895
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00724
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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