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Soma, Kiran
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Core Area(s): Behavioural Neuroscience

Research Interests
aging
neurobiology of exercise
neuroendocrinology
neuroimmunology
neuroethology

Courses Taught
Psych 306 Animal Behaviour

Course Websites:
Winter Term 1 2013 PSYC 306A - 001 Animal Behavior

Representative Publications

See Google Scholar for papers and citations.


Overk CR, Perez SE, Ma C, Taves MD, Soma KK* & Mufson EJ* (2013) Sex steroid levels and AD-like pathology in 3xTgAD mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 25: 131-144. *co-PIs


Heimovics SA, Prior NH, Maddison CJ & Soma KK (2012) Rapid and widespread effects of 17β-estradiol on intracellular signaling in the male songbird brain: a seasonal comparison. Endocrinology 153: 1364-1376.


Koren L, Ng ESM, Soma KK & Wynne-Edwards KE (2012) Sample preparation and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for multiple steroids in mammalian and avian circulation. PLOS ONE 7(2): e32496.


Taves MD, Ma C, Heimovics SA, Saldanha CJ & Soma KK (2011) Measurement of steroid concentrations in brain tissue: methodological considerations. Frontiers in Endocrinology 2:39.


Taves MD, Gomez-Sanchez CE & Soma KK (2011) Extra-adrenal glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids: evidence for local synthesis, regulation and function. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism 301: 11-24.

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