Esther Gomez Lab
The research in the Gomez lab focuses on exploring how chemical and mechanical signals are interpreted and integrated by cells in an effort to elucidate mechanisms involved in controlling cell behavior and function and the progression of disease.
Specific interests include the effects of mechanical forces on cell dynamics and the role of physical signals in the development of fibrosis and cancer. Additional efforts of the group are directed toward developing biosensor platforms and examining protein structure and function.
Current research focuses in the lab include:
- Biomechanics and mechanobiology
- Lipid membrane interactions