Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Diversity and inclusion, Biomedical engineering educational innovations

Dr. Cheryl Gomillion is Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering, part of the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA). She received her B.S. in Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis in Applied Biotechnology from Clemson University, and she completed both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Bioengineering also at Clemson University. Dr. Gomillion’s long-standing research interests are in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Specifically, the work of her research group focuses on three general areas: (1) design and modification of biomaterial scaffolds to study cell-biomaterial interactions and to provide cues for directing cell behavior for tissue regeneration; (2) application of engineered tissues for aesthetic and functional tissue replacements; and (3) advanced application of tissue engineering strategies for developing in vitro tissue models for studying disease systems. Dr. Gomillion is very committed to the integration of her biomedical interests with education research endeavors, with a specific focus on evaluating classroom innovations for improving biomedical engineering student learning and exploring factors that facilitate success through creation of inclusive environments for diverse graduate students.


Select Publications

CL Simpson, CT Gomillion, A Huang-Saad. Access and Equity in the Digital Classroom. Society For Biomaterials Forum. Spring 2020.

R Devine, D May, CT Gomillion. Work in Progress: Pilot Study for the Effect of Simulated Laboratories on the Motivation of Biological Engineering Students. In American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, 2020, ASEE A Virtual Conference. *Recipient of ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division WIP Paper Award

S Durham, J Christian, CT Gomillion, J Kastner, P Kner, S Thompson, T Lawrence, R Pidaparti, B Walker, A Jackson. “Emerging Leadership Content in Capstone Design Curriculum at the University of Georgia”. Microsoft Capstone Design Conference, Rochester, 2018.  

Selected Courses

BIOE 4625: Tissue Engineering

BIOE 4910 & 4911: Biological Engineering Senior Capstone Design I & II

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