• Soma, Kiran


    Affiliate Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations


    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    Room 3505
    2136 West Mall
    Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    Local steroid synthesis in the brain and the immune system
    Steroids are powerful molecules that regulate a wide variety of physiological processes. My research examines how steroids are synthesized and regulated in the body.
    Current Projects

    View current projects here

    Selected Publications

    For a list of publications, click here.

    Scheer S, Medina TS, Murison A, Taves MD, Antignano F, Chenery A, Soma KK, Perona-Wright G, Lupien M, Arrowsmith CH, De Carvalho DD, Zaph C. Early-life antibiotic treatment enhances the pathogenicity of CD4 T cells during intestinal inflammation. J Leukoc Biol. 2016 Dec 29 PMID: 28034915 
    • CIHR Operating Grant 
    • CFI Leaders Fund
    • NSERC Discovery Grant 
    Honours & Awards
    • CIHR New Investigator (2004-2009), MSFHR Scholar (2004-2009)
    • AAAS Fellow (2015) 
    Research Group Members