Research interests: behavioural neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, neuroethology, diet, exercise, stress

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Low KL, Ma C & Soma KK  (2017)  Tyramide signal amplification permits immunohistochemical analyses of androgen receptors in the rat prefrontal cortex.  Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry  65: 295-308.

Taves MD, Hamden JE & Soma KK  (2017)  Local glucocorticoid production in lymphoid organs of mice and birds: functions in lymphocyte development.  Hormones and Behavior  88: 4-14.

Heimovics SA, Trainor BC & Soma KK  (2015)  Rapid effects of estradiol on aggression in birds and mice: the fast and the furious.  Integrative and Comparative Biology  55: 281-293.

Taves MD, Plumb AW, Sandkam BA, Ma C, van der Gugten JG, Holmes DT, Close DA, Abraham N* & Soma KK*  (2015)  Steroid profiling reveals widespread local regulation of glucocorticoid levels during mouse development.  Endocrinology  156: 511-522.  *co-PIs 

Fokidis HB, Adomat HH, Kharmate G, Hosseini-Beheshti E, Guns ES & Soma KK  (2015)  Regulation of local steroidogenesis in the brain and in prostate cancer: lessons learned from interdisciplinary collaboration.  Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology  36: 108-129.

Soma KK, Rendon NM, Boonstra R, Albers HE & Demas GE  (2015)  DHEA effects on brain and behavior:  insights from comparative studies of aggression.  Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  145: 261-272.

Fokidis HB, Prior NH & Soma KK  (2013)  Fasting increases aggression and differentially modulates local and systemic steroid levels in male zebra finches.  Endocrinology  154: 4328-4339.