Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts
Dr. Kiran Soma joined the faculty at UBC in 2004. He received his BA from Stanford University, his PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his postdoctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published over 100 papers on neural circuits, hormones, behaviour, and immune function, and these papers have received over 6000 citations. He is also interested in developing novel biomarkers for developmental stress by using LC-MS/MS to measure glucocorticoids in baby teeth
He has received major grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, US National Institutes of Health, Canada Foundation for Innovation, BC Knowledge Development Fund, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He is a recipient of a Killam Faculty Research Prize, Cattell Fund Fellowship, CIHR New Investigator Award, and MSFHR Scholar Award. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Research interests: steroids, immune function, brain and behaviour, neuroplasticity, neurosteroids