Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels (FCRC)
Assistant In Microbiology and Cell Science
University of Florida/ IFAS
Bldg. 981 Museum Road, PO BOX 110700
Gainesville, FL 32611-0700
Tel/Fax: (352) 392-0237; e-mail: email@example.com
Acquisition and administration of research grants, graduate education in microbiology and cell science, and metabolic engineering of bacteria to produce chemicals and fuels from biomass. Translational research on the treatment of refractory hematologic and solid cancers. Molecular genetic transformations in insects and plants.
|Education||Work Experience||Honors & Awards||Memberships||Civic and Social Interests||Publications|
|Post-Doc||2000 - 2001||
University of Florida and Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center Research Service
|Hematology and Oncology|
|Post-Doc||1988 - 1996||U.S. Dept of Agriculture, CMAVE||Insect Molecular Genetics|
|Ph.D.||1988||University of Florida||Horticulture, Vegetable Breeding|
|M.S.||1978||University of the Philippines||Agronomy, Quantitative Genetics|
|B.S||1971||University of the Philippines||Agriculture, Statistics|
|Grants Coordinator||2004 - present||Microbiology and Cell Science Department, UF-IFAS, Gainesville, FL|
|Graduate Program Assistant||2004 - present||Microbiology and Cell Science Department, UF_IFAS, Gainesville, Florida|
|Assistant Director||2001 – present||
Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels, University of
|Assistant In||2001 – present||
Microbiology and Cell Science Department, University of
Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida
|Post-Doc Research Associate||2000 - 2001||
Division of Hematology and Oncology, College of Medicine,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Department of Hematology and Oncology,
* Translational research on the treatment of refractory hematologic
and solid tumors with the use of sequential chemotherapy.
|Biological Scientist||1996 - 2000||
Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of
Florida/IFAS Gainesville, Florida
* Analysis of an entomopox virus genome found in
Diachasmimorpha longicaudata, a parasite of the fruit fly
|Post-Doc Res. Associate Geneticist||1988 -1996||Division of Molecular Insect
Genetics, USDA/ARS, Center for
Medical Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville,
* Development of transposon-based vectors for fruit fly
|Res. Assoc. Plant Breeder||1978 -1982||Institute of
Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines, College,
*Development of disease resistant and heat tolerant vegetable crops.
Genetics & Plant
of the Philippines Botany and Agronomy Departments,
College, Laguna, Philippines
|Graduate Research Assistant||1973 -1979||
University of the
Philippines Department of Agronomy, College,
* Development of bacterial wilt resistant and heat tolerant tomato.
|Instructor in Statistics||1970 -1972||
University of the
Philippines Statistics Department, College, Laguna,
International Rice Research Institute Statistics
Coordinated and monitored research assistants, students, and staff; budgeted and procured supplies and
equipment; maintained and administered a safe and harmonious working environment in the lab; and wrote
research results and annual reports.
Agronomy of horticultural plants and husbandry of fruit flies (Anastrepha suspensa).
Molecular and cellular
bio-techniques in bacteria, virus, plants, insects and human cancer cell
Honors and/or Awards
|President's Achievement Award, Society of Government Meeting Planners Central Florida Chapter, 2007|
|Fellow, American Association for Cancer Research, Pathobiology of Cancer, 2001|
|Invited Speaker, Philippine-American Academy of Scientists and Engineers, 1999|
|Award of Appreciation, USDA/ARS Employee Association of Gainesville, Florida, 1994|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture/ARS Merit Award, 1993|
|Award of Appreciation, Volunteers for International Student Association, University of Florida, 1985|
|Presidential Recognition of Outstanding Students, University of Florida, 1985|
|Scholar, Philippine Government Ministry of Agriculture, 1982-1985|
|Secretary, Crop Science Society of the Philippines, 1982|
|Member, Society of Government Meeting Planners, 2004-present|
|Member, Agricultural Women’s Club, 2002- present|
|Member, Association for Academic Women. 2002- present|
|Member, American Association for Cancer Research, 2001-2002|
|Board Member, Phil-Am Association of Gainesville and Surrounding Areas, 1996-1997|
|President, Philippine Cultural Association, Gainesville, FL, 1995|
|President, Filipino Student Association, University of Florida, 1983-1985|
|President, Sigma Beta Sorority, University of the Philippines, 1969|
Civic and Social Interests
Appreciation of and Understanding the Filipino Culture in the American context: Teaching Pilipino.
Core Member, Friends of Los Banos (Philippines) Children, USA, 2001- present
|Invited Speaker, How Americanized Are We? Filipino Student Association, University of Florida, 2006|
|Invited Speaker on Filipino Culture, Filipino Student Association, Florida State University, 2002|
|Promotion of Filipino Arts and Crafts|
|Member, Gainesville Orchid Society, 2004-2006|
Mainwaring MG, LM Rimza, SF Chen, SP GOMEZ, FW Weeks, V Reddy, J Lynch, WS
May, S Kahn, J Moreb, H Leather, R Braylan, TC Rowe, KJ Feinewicz, and JR
Wingard. 2002. Treatment of refractory acute leukemia with timed sequential
chemotherapy using topotecan followed by etoposide + mitoxantrone (T-EM) and
correlation with topoisomerase II levels. Leukemia Lymphoma. 43(5): 989-99
13. Chen, S., SP GOMEZ, D McCarley, and MG Mainwaring. 2002. Topotecan-induced topoisomerase II- alpha expression increases the sensitivity of the CML cell line K562 to subsequent etoposide plus mitoxantrone treatment. Cancer Chemotheraphy and Pharmacology. 49(5): 347-55.
12. Shi, X., S.P. GOMEZ AND P.O. Lawrence. 1999. A 24 kDa parasitism-specific protein from the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa: cDNA and deduced amino acid sequence. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 29(9): 749-55.
11. GOMEZ, S.P. and A.M. Handler. 1997. A Drosophila melanogaster hobo-white+ Vector mediates low frequency gene transfer in D. virilis with full interspecific white+ complementation. Insect Molecular Biology 6(2):165-171.
10. Handler, A.M. and S.P. GOMEZ. 1997. A new hobo, Ac, Tam3 transposable element, hopper, from Bactrocera dorsalis is distantly related to hobo and Ac. Gene 185: 133-135.
9. Handler, A.M and S.P. GOMEZ. 1997. P-element excision in Drosophila is stimulated by gamma-irradiation in transient embryonic assays. Genet Res. 70(1):75-8.
8. Handler, A.M. and S.P. GOMEZ. 1996. Analysis of hobo transposable element for gene-vector development. In Part V. Genetics and Biochemistry, Fruit Fly Pests – A world assessment of their biology and managment. Eds. Bruce A. McPherson and Gary J. Steck. St Lucie Press, Delray Beach, Florida pp 221-230.
7. Handler, A.M. and S.P. GOMEZ. 1996. The hobo transposable element excises and has related elements in tephritid species. Genetics. 143:1339-1347.
6. Handler, A.M. and S.P. GOMEZ. 1995. The hobo transposable element has transposase-dependent and -independent excision activity in drosophilid species. Mol. Gen. Genet. 247:399-408.
5. Handler, A.M., GOMEZ, S.P., and O’Brochta, D.A. 1993. A functional analysis of the P-element gene transfer vector in insects. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 22:373-384.
4. Handler, A.M., GOMEZ, S.P., and O’Brochta, D.A. 1993. Negative regulation of P-element excision by the somatic product and terminal sequences of the P in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol. Gen. Genet. 237:145-151.
3. O’Brochta, D.A. GOMEZ, S.P. and Handler, A.M. 1991. P-element excision in Drosophila melanogaster and related drosophilids. Mol. Gen. Genet. 225:387-394.
2. GOMEZ, S.P. 1988. Inheritance of common blight resistance caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli (Smith) dye in Phaseolus vulgaris L. bean line XR 235-1-1. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
1. GOMEZ, S.P. 1981. Inheritance of resistance to bacterial wilt caused by Pseudomonas solanacearum E.F.Smith, in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Proceedings of the Crop Science Society of the Philippines, Cebu, Philippines.
4. Chen, Sifeng, Sheilachu Paje Gomez, Mark G. Mainwaring. 2001. Protein-DNA double comet assay for
protein-mediated DNA damage. Abstracts on Experimental/Molecular Therapeutics. Proc. of Am Assoc for
Cancer Research. 42: 450.
3. Barney Dillard, Sheilachu P. Gomez, Pauline O. Lawrence, Xianzong Shi and Ernesto Almira. 1999. A homolog of vaccinia virus ‘rifampicin resistance’ protein in an entompoxvirus from a parasitic wasp. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.
2. Pauline O. Lawrence, Sheilachu P. Gomez and Xianzong Shi. 1999. An entomopoxvirus from a parasitic wasp induces a 24KD protein in Cyclorrhaphous dipterans. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.
1. Xianzong Shi, Sheilachu P. Gomez, Pauline O. Lawrence. 1998. The cDNA sequence and its deduced amino acids of PSP24: A parasitism-specific protein from the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NV.
Deposited DNA sequences
1. Dillard, B. E., Gomez, S.P., Lawrence, P.O., Shi, X., Almira, E.C. 2000. Diachasmiporpha longicaudata entomopoxvirus RI-1 protein gene, complete cds,. GenBank Accession Number AF159588.
2. Shi, X., Gomez, S.P., Lawrence, P.O. 1999. Anastrepha suspensa parasitism-specific protein PSP10(psg4) mRNA, complet cds. GenBank Accession Number AF165876.
3. Shi, X., Gomez, S.P., Lawrence, P.O. 1999. Anastrepha suspensa parasitism specific protein PSP24 (psg8) mRNA, complete cds. GenBank Accession Number AF135876
1. Website: Sheilachu P. Gomez, Jeremy Purvis, Lonnie O. Ingram. 2001. Florida Center for
2. Brochure: Sheilachu
P. Gomez and Lonnie O. Ingram. 2002-present. Florida Center for
3. MyUFL Portal: Sheilachu P. Gomez. 2003. Editor for Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels Pagelets. University of Florida