Lydia Sohn

Lydia Sohn

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Professor, Mechanical Engineering

5118 Etcheverry Hall
Mailcode 1740
UC Berkeley

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Research Areas

Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation, BioMEMS & Nanotechnology, and Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

The Sohn Lab broadly focuses on two major themes: cancer and stem-cell biology. For cancer, we are developing a number of technologies that can screen and identify cancer cells or tumor-derived exosomes based on surface-marker expression or mechanical phenotype (in the case of cells). Additionally, we are developing platforms that allow us to investigate cancer invasion and, most recently, dormancy. For stem-cell biology, we are developing platforms that enable us to study stem cells in their specialized niche.