Somin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Bioengineering department at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the Electrical Engineering department at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on scale- and material- dependent optical phenomena to develop new bionanotechnologies to interface with biological systems and directly probe biological function. She is interested in temporally controlling biological behavior in order to understand how exactly transient and steady-state responses dictate normal biological processes and how unregulated behavior can lead to dysfunction.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2010