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
  • Transcription Factors
  • myocardin
  • Myofibroblasts
  • Neoplasms
  • Actins
  • cadherin 5
  • X-Rays
  • Transforming Growth Factors
  • Endothelial Cells
  • Proteins
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins

Recent Publications

2020

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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b20070

2019

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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b03659
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
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.

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, T, 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, 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. 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, 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. 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, 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. 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, E & 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.

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