Dr Guillermo Gomez

I am an ARC Future Fellow and lead the Tissue Architecture and Organ function laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology, an alliance between SA Pathology and the University of South Australia. My lab focuses to understand the role of physical forces in multicellular self-organization processes that are central to form the tissues and shape different organs.

I did my PhD and my first postdoctoral position in Argentina, where I acquired experience in programing and quantitative image analysis together with live cell imaging. Then, I joined the laboratory of Prof. Alpha Yap at the University of Queensland, Australia, where we implemented novel fluorescence microscopy technologies to study mechanotransduction mechanisms in epithelial cells. Our work, published in Nature Cell Biology (2012, 2014, 2015), contributed to the elucidation of the signalling pathways that control mechanical homeostasis and mechanosensing at the cell-cell junctions. Now, my lab is investigating how these mechanochemical interactions between cells and their immediate surrounding microenvironment help cells to assemble the functional architecture of tissues.