Overview

Steroids are powerful molecules that regulate a wide variety of physiological processes. My research examines how steroids are synthesized and regulated in the body.

Publications

Effects of aging on executive functioning and mesocorticolimbic dopamine markers in male Fischer 344 × brown Norway rats
Neurobiology of Aging
Ryan J. Tomm and Maric T. Tse and Daniel J. Tobiansky and Helen R. Schweitzer and Kiran K. Soma and Stan B. Floresco
DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2018.08.020
12/2018

Aggressive Behavior
Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences
Cecilia Jalabert and Kathleen M. Munley and Gregory E. Demas and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-801238-3.64591-9
2018

Testosterone and Corticosterone in the Mesocorticolimbic System of Male Rats: Effects of Gonadectomy and Caloric Restriction
Endocrinology
Daniel J Tobiansky and Anastasia M Korol and Chunqi Ma and Jordan E Hamden and Cecilia Jalabert and Ryan J Tomm and Kiran K Soma
DOI: 10.1210/en.2017-00704
10/2017

Differential activation of endocrine-immune networks by arthritis challenge: Insights from colony-specific responses
Scientific Reports
Tamara S. Bodnar and Matthew D. Taves and Katie M. Lavigne and Todd S. Woodward and Kiran K. Soma and Joanne Weinberg
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00652-4
04/2017

Sex steroid profiles in zebra finches: Effects of reproductive state and domestication
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Nora H. Prior and Kang Nian Yap and Mark C. Mainwaring and Hans H. Adomat and Ondi L. Crino and Chunqi Ma and Emma S. Guns and Simon C. Griffith and Katherine L. Buchanan and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.02.018
04/2017

Tyramide Signal Amplification Permits Immunohistochemical Analyses of Androgen Receptors in the Rat Prefrontal Cortex
Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry
Katelyn L. Low and Chunqi Ma and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1369/0022155417694870
03/2017

A maternal high-fat, high-sucrose diet has sex-specific effects on fetal glucocorticoids with little consequence for offspring metabolism and voluntary locomotor activity in mice
PLOS ONE
Eunice H. Chin and Kim L. Schmidt and Kaitlyn M. Martel and Chi Kin Wong and Jordan E. Hamden and William T. Gibson and Kiran K. Soma and Julian K. Christians
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174030
03/2017

Local glucocorticoid production in lymphoid organs of mice and birds: Functions in lymphocyte development
Hormones and Behavior
Matthew D. Taves and Jordan E. Hamden and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.10.022
02/2017

Rapid Effects of Estrogens on Avian Brain and Social Behavior
Hormones, Brain and Behavior
L. Remage-Healey and S.A. Heimovics and K.K. Soma and C.A. Cornil
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-803592-4.00032-8
2017

Lymphoid organs of neonatal and adult mice preferentially produce active glucocorticoids from metabolites, not precursors
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Matthew D. Taves and Adam W. Plumb and Anastasia M. Korol and Jessica Grace Van Der Gugten and Daniel T. Holmes and Ninan Abraham and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.05.003
10/2016

Context-dependent effects of testosterone treatment to males on pair maintenance behaviour in zebra finches
Animal Behaviour
Nora H. Prior and Kang Nian Yap and Tian Qi D. Liu and Clementine Vignal and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.01.023
04/2016

Identification of Avian Corticosteroid-binding Globulin (SerpinA6) Reveals the Molecular Basis of Evolutionary Adaptations in SerpinA6 Structure and Function as a Steroid-binding Protein
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Ganna Vashchenko and Samir Das and Kyung-Mee Moon and Jason C. Rogalski and Matthew D. Taves and Kiran K. Soma and Filip Van Petegem and Leonard J. Foster and Geoffrey L. Hammond
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.m116.714378
03/2016

Rapid Effects of an Aggressive Interaction on Dehydroepiandrosterone, Testosterone and Oestradiol Levels in the Male Song Sparrow Brain: a Seasonal Comparison
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
S. A. Heimovics and N. H. Prior and C. Ma and K. K. Soma
DOI: 10.1111/jne.12345
02/2016

Locally elevated cortisol in lymphoid organs of the developing zebra finch but not Japanese quail or chicken
Developmental & Comparative Immunology
Matthew D. Taves and Jennifer A. Losie and Titissa Rahim and Kim L. Schmidt and Benjamin A. Sandkam and Chunqi Ma and Frederick G. Silversides and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2015.09.004
01/2016

Early-life antibiotic treatment enhances the pathogenicity of CD4 + T cells during intestinal inflammation
Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Sebastian Scheer and Tiago S. Medina and Alex Murison and Matthew D. Taves and Frann Antignano and Alistair Chenery and Kiran K. Soma and Georgia Perona-Wright and Mathieu Lupien and Cheryl H. Arrowsmith and Daniel D. De Carvalho and Colby Zaph
DOI: 10.1189/jlb.3ma0716-334rr
2016

Sex steroid profiles and pair-maintenance behavior of captive wild-caught zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
Journal of Comparative Physiology A
Nora H. Prior and Kang Nian Yap and Hans H. Adomat and Mark C. Mainwaring and H. Bobby Fokidis and Emma S. Guns and Katherine L. Buchanan and Simon C. Griffith and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-015-1050-3
11/2015

Neuroendocrine regulation of long-term pair maintenance in the monogamous zebra finch
Hormones and Behavior
Nora H. Prior and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2015.04.014
11/2015

Neuronal Gonadotrophin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) and Astrocytic Gonadotrophin Inhibitory Hormone (GnIH) Immunoreactivity in the Adult Rat Hippocampus
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
J. K. Ferris and M. T. Tse and D. K. Hamson and M. D. Taves and C. Ma and N. McGuire and L. Arckens and G. E. Bentley and L. A. M. Galea and S. B. Floresco and K. K. Soma
DOI: 10.1111/jne.12307
09/2015

Transient and permanent effects of suboptimal incubation temperatures on growth, metabolic rate, immune function and adrenocortical responses in zebra finches
Journal of Experimental Biology
H. Wada and B. Kriengwatana and N. Allen and K. L. Schmidt and K. K. Soma and S. A. MacDougall-Shackleton
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.114108
07/2015

A low carbohydrate, high protein diet suppresses intratumoral androgen synthesis and slows castration-resistant prostate tumor growth in mice
The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
H. Bobby Fokidis and Mei Yieng Chin and Victor W. Ho and Hans H. Adomat and Kiran K. Soma and Ladan Fazli and Ka Mun Nip and Michael Cox and Gerald Krystal and Amina Zoubeidi and Emma S. Tomlinson Guns
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2015.03.006
06/2015

Rapid Effects of Estradiol on Aggression in Birds and Mice: The Fast and the Furious: Fig. 1
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Sarah A. Heimovics and Brian C. Trainor and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1093/icb/icv048
05/2015

Non-invasive administration of 17ß-estradiol rapidly increases aggressive behavior in non-breeding, but not breeding, male song sparrows
Hormones and Behavior
Sarah A. Heimovics and Jennifer K. Ferris and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.11.012
03/2015

Steroid Profiling Reveals Widespread Local Regulation of Glucocorticoid Levels During Mouse Development
Endocrinology
Matthew D. Taves and Adam W. Plumb and Benjamin A. Sandkam and Chunqi Ma and Jessica Grace Van Der Gugten and Daniel T. Holmes and David A. Close and Ninan Abraham and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1210/en.2013-1606
02/2015

Regulation of local steroidogenesis in the brain and in prostate cancer: Lessons learned from interdisciplinary collaboration
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
H. Bobby Fokidis and Hans H. Adomat and Geetanjali Kharmate and Elham Hosseini-Beheshti and Emma S. Guns and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2014.08.005
01/2015

DHEA effects on brain and behavior: Insights from comparative studies of aggression
The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kiran K. Soma and Nikki M. Rendon and Rudy Boonstra and H. Elliott Albers and Gregory E. Demas
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2014.05.011
01/2015

Colony-Specific Differences in Endocrine and Immune Responses to an Inflammatory Challenge in Female Sprague Dawley Rats
Endocrinology
Tamara S. Bodnar and Lesley A. Hill and Matthew D. Taves and Wayne Yu and Kiran K. Soma and Geoffrey L. Hammond and Joanne Weinberg
DOI: 10.1210/en.2015-1497
2015

Effects of nutritional stress during different developmental periods on song and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis in zebra finches
Hormones and Behavior
B. Kriengwatana and H. Wada and K.L. Schmidt and M.D. Taves and K.K. Soma and S.A. MacDougall-Shackleton
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.12.013
03/2014

Acute and chronic effects of an aromatase inhibitor on pair-maintenance behavior of water-restricted zebra finch pairs
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Nora H. Prior and Kang Nian Yap and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.10.018
01/2014

Developmental programming of the HPA and HPG axes by early-life stress in male and female song sparrows
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Kim L. Schmidt and Elizabeth A. MacDougall-Shackleton and Kiran K. Soma and Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.11.014
01/2014

Effects of Corticosterone and DHEA on Doublecortin Immunoreactivity in the Song Control System and Hippocampus of Adult Song Sparrows
Developmental Neurobiology
Wada, H. and Newman, A. E. M. and Hall, Z. J. and Soma, K. K. and MacDougall-Shackleton, S. A.
DOI: 10.1002/dneu.22132
2014

Corticosterone and fitness: effects of incubation temperature
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Wada, H. and Allen, N. R. and Kriengwatana, B. and Schmidt, K. L. and Soma, K. K. and Macdougall-Shackleton, S. A.
2013

Effects of water restriction on reproductive physiology and affiliative behavior in an opportunistically-breeding and monogamous songbird, the zebra finch
Hormones and Behavior
Prior, N. H. and Heimovics, S. A. and Soma, K. K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.12.010
2013

Fasting Increases Aggression and Differentially Modulates Local And Systemic Steroid Levels in Male Zebra Finches
Endocrinology
Fokidis, H. B. and Prior, N. H. and Soma, K. K.
DOI: 10.1210/en.2013-1171
2013

Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and gonadotropin inhibitory hormone (GnIH) in the songbird hippocampus: Regional and sex differences in adult zebra finches
Peptides
McGuire, N. and Ferris, J. K. and Arckens, L. and Bentley, G. E. and Soma, K. K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2013.05.007
2013

Inhibition of Hippocampal Aromatization Impairs Spatial Memory Performance in a Male Songbird
Endocrinology
Bailey, D. J. and Ma, C. Q. and Soma, K. K. and Saldanha, C. J.
DOI: 10.1210/en.2013-1684
2013

Sex Steroid Levels and AD-Like Pathology in 3xTgAD Mice
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Overk, C. R. and Perez, S. E. and Ma, C. and Taves, M. D. and Soma, K. K. and Mufson, E. J.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2012.02374.x
2013

Stress in the wild: Chronic predator pressure and acute restraint affect plasma DHEA and corticosterone levels in a songbird
Stress-the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
Newman, A. E. M. and Zanette, L. Y. and Clinchy, M. and Goodenough, N. and Soma, K. K.
DOI: 10.3109/10253890.2012.723076
2013

Year-round territorial aggression is independent of plasma DHEA in the European nuthatch Sitta europaea
Hormones and Behavior
Landys, M. M. and Goymann, W. and Soma, K. K. and Slagsvold, T.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.10.002
2013

Brain Aromatase and Territorial Aggression Across the Seasons in Male Song Sparrows
Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior
Sarah A. Heimovics and H. Bobby Fokidis and Kiran K. Soma
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.003.0011
10/2012

Regulation of 3ß-HSD activity in the songbird brain
DOI: 10.1007/s10336-011-0808-9
08/2012

Effects of Water Restriction on Zebra Finch Reproductive Physiology and Pair-maintenance Behavior
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Prior, N. H. and Heimovics, S. A. and Soma, K. K.
2012

Soft song during aggressive interactions: Seasonal changes and endocrine correlates in song sparrows
Hormones and Behavior
Maddison, C.J. and Anderson, R.C. and Prior, N.H. and Taves, M.D. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.08.002
2012

Sample preparation and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for multiple steroids in mammalian and avian circulation
PLoS ONE
Koren, L. and Ng, E.S.M. and Soma, K.K. and Wynne-Edwards, K.E.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032496
2012

Rapid and widespread effects of 17ß-estradiol on intracellular signaling in the male songbird brain: a seasonal comparison
Endocrinology
Heimovics, S.A. and Prior, N.H. and Maddison, C.J. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1210/en.2011-1525
2012

Non-breeding feather concentrations of testosterone, corticosterone and cortisol are associated with subsequent survival in wild house sparrows
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Koren, L. and Nakagawa, S. and Burke, T. and Soma, K.K. and Wynne-Edwards, K.E. and Geffen, E.
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2062
2012

Aggressive interactions differentially modulate local and systemic levels of corticosterone and DHEA in a wild songbird
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.07.007
09/2011

DHEA and Aggression
DOI: 10.1201/b11019-40
07/2011

Rapid effects of aggressive interactions on aromatase activity and oestradiol in discrete brain regions of wild male white-crowned sparrows
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Charlier, T.D. and Newman, A.E.M. and Heimovics, S.A. and Po, K.W.L. and Saldanha, C.J. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02170.x
2011

Multiple measures elucidate glucocorticoid responses to environmental variation in predation threat
Oecologia
Clinchy, M. and Zanette, L. and Charlier, T.D. and Newman, A.E.M. and Schmidt, K.L. and Boonstra, R. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-1915-2
2011

Measurement of Steroid Concentrations in Brain Tissue: Methodological Considerations
DOI: 10.3389/fendo.2011.00039
2011

Extra-adrenal glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids: Evidence for local synthesis, regulation, and function
American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism
Taves, M.D. and Gomez-Sanchez, C.E. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00100.2011
2011

DHEA and estradiol levels in brain, gonads, adrenal glands, and plasma of developing male and female European starlings
Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
Shah, A.H. and Chin, E.H. and Schmidt, K.L. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-011-0655-4
2011

17 beta-Estradiol levels in male zebra finch brain: Combining Palkovits punch and an ultrasensitive radioimmunoassay
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Charlier, Thierry D. and Po, Kelvin W. L. and Newman, Amy E. M. and Shah, Amit H. and Saldanha, Colin J. and Soma, Kiran K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2010.02.002
2010

Steroid concentrations in plasma, whole blood and brain: Effects of saline perfusion to remove blood contamination from brain
PLoS ONE
Taves, M.D. and Schmidt, K.L. and Ruhr, I.M. and Kapusta, K. and Prior, N.H. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015727
2010

Elevated corticosterone levels in stomach milk, serum, and brain of male and female offspring after maternal corticosterone treatment in the rat
Developmental Neurobiology
Brummelte, S. and Schmidt, K.L. and Taves, M.D. and Soma, K.K. and Galea, L.A.M.
DOI: 10.1002/dneu.20805
2010

Corticosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone have opposing effects on adult neuroplasticity in the avian song control system
Journal of Comparative Neurology
Newman, A.E.M. and MacDougall-Shackleton, S.A. and An, Y.-S. and Kriengwatana, B. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1002/cne.22395
2010

Corticosterone and cortisol binding sites in plasma, immune organs and brain of developing zebra finches: Intracellular and membrane-associated receptors
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Schmidt, K.L. and Malisch, J.L. and Breuner, C.W. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2010.02.008
2010

Aggressive interactions rapidly increase androgen synthesis in the brain during the non-breeding season
Hormones and Behavior
Pradhan, D.S. and Newman, A.E.M. and Wacker, D.W. and Wingfield, J.C. and Schlinger, B.A. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.01.008
2010

3ß-HSD in songbird brain: Subcellular localization and rapid regulation by estradiol
Journal of Neurochemistry
Pradhan, D.S. and Lau, L.Y.M. and Schmidt, K.L. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2010.06954.x
2010

Steroid Concentrations in Plasma, Whole Blood and Brain: Effects of Saline Perfusion to Remove Blood Contamination from Brain
Plos One
Taves, Matthew D. and Schmidt, Kim L. and Ruhr, Ilan M. and Kapusta, Katarzyna and Prior, Nora H. and Soma, Kiran K.
DOI: e15727 10.1371/journal.pone.0015727
2010

Aggressive encounters differentially affect serum dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone concentrations in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)
Hormones and Behavior
Scotti, Melissa-Ann L. and Schmidt, Kim L. and Newman, Amy E. M. and Bonu, Tafor and Soma, Kiran K. and Demas, Gregory E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2009.07.004
2009

Effects of aggressive encounters on plasma corticosteroid-binding globulin and its ligands in white-crowned sparrows
Hormones and Behavior
Charlier, T.D. and Underhill, C. and Hammond, G.L. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2009.06.012
2009

Cortisol and corticosterone in immune organs and brain of European starlings: Developmental changes, effects of restraint stress, comparison with zebra finches
American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Schmidt, K.L. and Chin, E.H. and Shah, A.H. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.90964.2008
2009

Corticosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone in songbird plasma and brain: Effects of season and acute stress
European Journal of Neuroscience
Newman, A.E.M. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2009.06748.x
2009

Novel mechanisms for neuroendocrine regulation of aggression
DOI: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2007.12.003
10/2008

3ß-HSD activates DHEA in the songbird brain
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuint.2007.05.003
03/2008

Neuroprogesterone: Key to estrogen positive feedback?
DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresrev.2007.06.009
03/2008

Sex differences in DHEA and estradiol during development in a wild songbird: Jugular versus brachial plasma
Hormones and Behavior
Chin, E.H. and Shah, A.H. and Schmidt, K.L. and Sheldon, L.D. and Love, O.P. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2008.02.014
2008

Rapid estrogen regulation of DHEA metabolism in the male and female songbird brain
Journal of Neurochemistry
Pradhan, D.S. and Yu, Y. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2007.04953.x
2008

Plasma DHEA levels in wild, territorial red squirrels: Seasonal variation and effect of ACTH
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Boonstra, R. and Lane, J.E. and Boutin, S. and Bradley, A. and Desantis, L. and Newman, A.E.M. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.05.004
2008

Neurosteroids, immunosteroids, and the Balkanization of endocrinology
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Schmidt, K.L. and Pradhan, D.S. and Shah, A.H. and Charlier, T.D. and Chin, E.H. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.03.025
2008

Effects of blood collection on wild birds: An update
Journal of Avian Biology
Sheldon, L.D. and Chin, E.H. and Gill, S.A. and Schmaltz, G. and Newman, A.E.M. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.0908-8857.2008.04295.x
2008

Dehydroepiandrosterone and corticosterone are regulated by season and acute stress in a wild songbird: Jugular versus brachial plasma
Endocrinology
Newman, A.E.M. and Pradhan, D.S. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1210/en.2007-1363
2008

Cortisol and corticosterone in the songbird immune and nervous systems: Local vs. systemic levels during development
American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Schmidt, K.L. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00002.2008
2008

Analysis of steroids in songbird plasma and brain by coupling solid phase extraction to radioimmunoassay
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Newman, A.E.M. and Chin, E.H. and Schmidt, K.L. and Bond, L. and Wynne-Edwards, K.E. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2007.08.007
2008

Effects of blood collection on wild birds: an update
Journal of Avian Biology
Sheldon, Lani D. and Chin, Eunice H. and Gill, Sharon A. and Schmaltz, Gregory and Newman, Amy E. M. and Soma, Kiran K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.2008.0908-8857.04295.x
2008

Testosterone and aggression: Berthold, birds and beyond
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Soma, K. K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2006.01440.x
2006

Testosterone and aggression: Berthold, birds and beyond
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2006.01445.x
2006

Recent advances in behavioral neuroendocrinology: Insights from studies on birds
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2005.04.005
11/2005

Neural responses to aggressive challenge correlate with behavior in nonbreeding sparrows
DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000183898.47160.15
10/2005

Cross-modal integration in a dart-poison frog
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Narins, P. M. and Grabul, D. S. and Soma, K. K. and Gaucher, P. and Hodl, W.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0406407102
2005

Neurosteroids and female reproduction: Estrogen increases 3ß-HSD mRNA and activity in rat hypothalamus
Endocrinology
Soma, K.K. and Sinchak, K. and Lakhter, A. and Schlinger, B.A. and Micevych, P.E.
DOI: 10.1210/en.2005-0569
2005

Territorial aggression and hormones during the non-breeding season in a tropical bird
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2003.08.002
01/2004

Dehydroepiandrosterone metabolism by 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/Delta 5-Delta 4 isomerase in adult zebra finch brain: Sex difference and rapid effect of stress
Endocrinology
Soma, K. K. and Alday, N. A. and Hau, M. and Schlinger, B. A.
DOI: 10.1210/en.2003-0883
2004

Estrogen Contributes to Seasonal Plasticity of the Adult Avian Song Control System
Journal of Neurobiology
Soma, K.K. and Tramontin, A.D. and Featherstone, J. and Brenowitz, E.A.
DOI: 10.1002/neu.10288
2004

Brain aromatase, 5 alpha-reductase, and 5 beta-reductase change seasonally in wild male song sparrows: Relationship to aggressive and sexual behavior
Journal of Neurobiology
Soma, K. K. and Schlinger, B. A. and Wingfield, J. C. and Saldanha, C. J.
DOI: 10.1002/neu.10225
2003

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) increases territorial song and the size of an associated brain region in a male songbird
Hormones and Behavior
Soma, K. K. and Wissman, A. M. and Brenowitz, E. A. and Wingfield, J. C.
DOI: 10.1006/hbeh.2001.1750
2002

Spring and autumn territoriality in song sparrows: Same behavior, different mechanisms?
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Wingfield, J.C. and Soma, K.K.
2002

Spring and autumn territoriality in song sparrows: Same behavior, different mechanisms?
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Wingfield, J. C. and Soma, K. K.
DOI: 10.1093/icb/42.1.11
2002

Dehydroepiandrosterone in Songbird Plasma: Seasonal Regulation and Relationship to Territorial Aggression
DOI: 10.1006/gcen.2001.7657
08/2001

Neurosteroids and brain sexual differentiation
DOI: 10.1016/S0166-2236(00)01855-5
08/2001

Advances in Avian Behavioral Endocrinology
DOI: 10.2307/4089791
04/2001

Advances in avian behavioral endocrinology
Auk
Schlinger, B. A. and Soma, K. K. and Saldanha, C.
DOI: 10.1642/0004-8038(2001)118[0283:aiabe]2.0.co;2
2001

Hippocampal volume does not change seasonally in a non food-storing songbird
NeuroReport
Lee, D.W. and Smith, G.T. and Tramontin, A.D. and Soma, K.K. and Brenowitz, E.A. and Clayton, N.S.
2001

Avoiding the 'costs' of testosterone: Ecological bases of hormone-behavior interactions
Brain, Behavior and Evolution
Wingfield, J.C. and Lynn, S.E. and Soma, K.K.
DOI: 10.1159/000047243
2001

Hippocampal volume does not change seasonally in a non food-storing songbird
Neuroreport
Lee, D. W. and Smith, G. T. and Tramontin, A. D. and Soma, K. K. and Brenowitz, E. A. and Clayton, N. S.
DOI: 10.1097/00001756-200107030-00031
2001

Neurosteroids and brain sexual differentiation
Trends in Neurosciences
Schlinger, B. A. and Soma, K. K. and London, S. E.
DOI: 10.1016/s0166-2236(00)01855-5
2001

Testosterone and Year-Round Territorial Aggression in a Tropical Bird
DOI: 10.1006/gcen.1999.7390
01/2000

Acute and chronic effects of an aromatase inhibitor on territorial aggression in breeding and nonbreeding male song sparrows
Journal of Comparative Physiology a-Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology
Soma, K. K. and Sullivan, K. A. and Tramontin, A. D. and Saldanha, C. J. and Schlinger, B. A. and Wingfield, J. C.
DOI: 10.1007/s003590000129
2000

Oestrogen regulates male aggression in the non-breeding season
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Soma, K.K. and Tramontin, A.D. and Wingfield, J.C.
2000

Oestrogen regulates male aggression in the non-breeding season
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences
Soma, K. K. and Tramontin, A. D. and Wingfield, J. C.
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2000.1113
2000

Androgen-metabolizing enzymes show region-specific changes across the breeding season in the brain of a wild songbird
Journal of Neurobiology
Kiran K. Soma and Reba K. Bindra and Jennifer Gee and John C. Wingfield and Barney A. Schlinger
DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1097-4695(19991105)41:23.3.co;2-u
11/1999

Combined Aromatase Inhibitor and Antiandrogen Treatment Decreases Territorial Aggression in a Wild Songbird during the Nonbreeding Season
DOI: 10.1006/gcen.1999.7334
09/1999

Seasonal changes in androgen receptor immunoreactivity in the song nucleus HVc of a wild bird
The Journal of Comparative Neurology
Kiran K. Soma and Vesta N. Hartman and John C. Wingfield and Eliot A. Brenowitz
DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1096-9861(19990628)409:23.3.co;2-m
06/1999

Androgen-metabolizing enzymes show region-specific changes across the breeding season in the brain of a wild songbird
Journal of Neurobiology
Soma, K. K. and Bindra, R. K. and Gee, J. and Wingfield, J. C. and Schlinger, B. A.
DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1097-4695(19991105)41:23.0.co;2-2
1999

Seasonal changes in androgen receptor immunoreactivity in the song nucleus HVc of a wild bird
Journal of Comparative Neurology
Soma, K.K. and Hartman, V.N. and Wingfield, J.C. and Brenowitz, E.A.
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9861(19990628)409:23.0.CO;2-V
1999

Androgen-metabolizing enzymes show region-specific changes across the breeding season in the brain of a wild songbird
Journal of Neurobiology
Soma, K.K. and Bindra, R.K. and Gee, J. and Wingfield, J.C. and Schlinger, B.A.
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4695(19991105)41:23.0.CO;2-2
1999

Seasonal changes in androgen receptor immunoreactivity in the song nucleus HVc of a wild bird
Journal of Comparative Neurology
Soma, K. K. and Hartman, V. N. and Wingfield, J. C. and Brenowitz, E. A.
DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1096-9861(19990628)409:23.0.co;2-v
1999

Testosterone, aggresssion, and communication: Ecological bases of endocrine phenomena
Design of Animal Communication
Wingfield, J. C. and Jacobs, J. D. and Soma, K. and Maney, D. L. and Hunt, K. and Wisti-Peterson, D. and Meddle, S. and Ramenofsky, M. and Sullivan, K.
1999

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis changes allow seasonal modulation of corticosterone in a bird
American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
L. Michael Romero and Kiran K. Soma and John C. Wingfield
DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.1998.274.5.r1338
05/1998

Changes in pituitary and adrenal sensitivities allow the snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), an Arctic-breeding song bird, to modulate corticosterone release seasonally
Journal of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology
Romero, L. M. and Soma, K. K. and Wingfield, J. C.
DOI: 10.1007/s003600050154
1998

The hypothalamus and adrenal regulate modulation of corticosterone release in redpolls (Carduelis flammea - An arctic-breeding song bird)
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Romero, L.M. and Soma, K.K. and Wingfield, J.C.
DOI: 10.1006/gcen.1997.7048
1998

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis changes allow seasonal modulation of corticosterone in a bird
American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Romero, L.M. and Soma, K.K. and Wingfield, J.C.
1998

Hormones and territorial behavior during breeding in snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis): An arctic-breeding songbird
Hormones and Behavior
Romero, L.M. and Soma, K.K. and O\'Reilly, K.M. and Suydam, R. and Wingfield, J.C.
DOI: 10.1006/hbeh.1997.1432
1998

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis changes allow seasonal modulation of corticosterone in a bird
American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Romero, L. M. and Soma, K. K. and Wingfield, J. C.
1998

Territorial behavior, hormonal changes, and body condition in an arctic-breeding song bird, the redpoll (Carduelis flammea)
Behaviour
Romero, L. M. and Soma, K. K. and Oreilly, K. M. and Suydam, R. and Wingfield, J. C.
DOI: 10.1163/156853997x00043
1997

Territorial behavior, hormonal changes, and body condition in an arctic-breeding song bird, the redpoll (carduelis flammea)
Behaviour
Romero, L.M. and Soma, K.K. and O\'Reilly, K.M. and Suydam, R. and Wingfield, J.C.
1997

Androgen regulation of hypothalamic neurons containing gonadotropin-releasing hormone in a cichlid fish: Integration with social cues
Hormones and Behavior
Soma, K. K. and Francis, R. C. and Wingfield, J. C. and Fernald, R. D.
DOI: 10.1006/hbeh.1996.0026
1996

SOCIAL REGULATION OF THE BRAIN PITUITARY-GONADAL AXIS
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Francis, R. C. and Soma, K. and Fernald, R. D.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.90.16.7794
1993

Social regulation of the brain-pituitary-gonadal axis
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Francis, R.C. and Soma, K. and Fernald, R.D.
1993

Research
Grants

CIHR Operating Grant

NSERC Discovery Grant

CFI Leaders Fund

Honours & Awards

CIHR New Investigator (2004-2009), MSFHR Scholar (2004-2009)

AAAS Fellow (2015)