Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty & Staff

Eisenberg, Jessica

Title/s:  Advanced Lecturer

Office #:  LSB - 124

Phone: 773.508.8714

Email: jeisenberg2@luc.edu


  • Ph.D. Bio-Organic Chemistry, 2009, The University of Chicago
  • B.S. Chemistry, 2002, Hope College

Research Interests

My previous research involved the development of well-controlled peptide and protein model surfaces to study cell adhesion and migration. I also studied how primary lung cells responded to substrates of varying stiffness using hydrogel materials to mimic the stiffening of lung tissue that occurs with pulmonary fibrosis.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 111 and CHEM 112: General Chemistry Lab A and B
  • CHEM 181: Chemical Reactivity I Lab
  • CHEM 225 and 226: Organic Chemistry Lab A and B
  • CHEM 241/242: Chemical Reactivity II Lab
  • CHEM 303: Physical Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 306: Biophysical Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 373: Biochemistry Lab B

Selected Publications

  • Morales-Nebreda, L. I. et al. Lung-specific loss of a3 laminin worsens bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. J. of Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 2015, 54(4), 503-512.
  • Eisenberg, J. L. et al. Plectin-containing, centrally localized focal adhesions exert traction forces in primary lung epithelial cells. Cell Sci. 2013, 126(16), 3746-3755. (Featured cover art)
  • Urich, D. et al. Lung-specific loss of the laminin a3 subunit confers resistance to mechanical injury. Cell Sci. 2011, 124(17), 2927-2937.
  • Eisenberg, J. L. et al. Substrate stiffness regulates extracellular matrix deposition in alveolar epithelial cells. Res Rep Biol. 2011, 2011(2), 1-12.
  • Eisenberg, J. L. et al. Using self-assembled monolayers to model cell adhesion to the 9th and 10th type III domains of fibronectin. 2009, 25(24), 13942-51.