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Our Research on Journal Cover

Our Research on Journal Cover

Congratulations to Jenn Ferris! One of the figures from her paper “Neuronal Gonadotrophin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) and  Astrocytic Gonadotrophin Inhibitory Hormone (GnIH) Immunoreactivity in the Adult Rat Hippocampus” was selected to be a cover image for the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Jenn completed her undergraduate degree at UBC with Honours in Psychology. During her time as an […]

Dr. Kiran Soma (L) studies the relationships among the brain, behaviour, hormones, and immune function.

Soma Lab research reveals a new way stress hormones affect our immune system

Dr. Kiran Soma recently published his 100th paper entitled “Lymphoid organs of neonatal and adult mice preferentially produce active glucocorticoids from metabolites, not precursors” in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. This new research, which he co-authored with former UBC Ph.D. student Matthew Taves, explores the role that stress plays in our immune system. Publishing […]

Mass Spectrometer QTRAP 6500

New Mass Spectrometer System

Capable of simultaneously measuring multiple steroids with excellent sensitivity and specificity, the recent addition of a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) to the Soma Lab greatly advances our pursuits on the cutting-edge of neuroendocrine research. This state-of-the-art instrument was purchased with funds from CFI and BCKDF. Contact us if you are interested in steroid […]