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Kiran K. Soma is a Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and a member of the Psychology Department and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. He received his BA from Stanford University, his PhD from the University of Washington, and his postdoctoral training at UCLA. He has published over 130 papers on neural circuits, hormones, behaviour, and immune function, and these papers have received nearly 10,000 citations. His lab focuses on neurosteroids and their roles in social behaviour and executive function. In addition, he is interested in method development, particularly steroid measurement by mass spectrometry.

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. In recognition of his research contributions, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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