About Me

I'm a lover not a fighter, amateur songwriter, Young Life leader, and adjunct lecturer doing chemical engineering/chemistry for my full time job.

I firmly believe that you should never be afraid of an idea that  challenges a paradigm you hold.

My mantra, via Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:
“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”

Education:
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (August 2014)
Thesis topic: Mechanical and chemical regulation of endothelial cell contractility in metastasis
Publications:
Weidert E, Pohler SE, Gomez EW, Dong C (2014) Actinomyosin Contraction, Phosphorylation of VE-Cadherin, and Actin Remodeling Enable Melanoma-Induced Endothelial Cell-Cell Junction Disassembly. PLoS ONE 9(9): e108092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108092

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 7: 45835. doi:10.1038/srep45835

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemical Concentration with Honors; Chemistry major (May 2011)