Associate Professor Tomoko Soga
Associate Professor Tomoko Soga joined Monash University Malaysia in June 2006 from the Department of Mental Disorder Research, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan. Dr Soga obtained her B.Sc and M.Sc. from Kyoto Institute of Technology. Upon obtaining her PhD from Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Dr Soga was a postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University in New York for 2 years. Her specialty is in Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology. Her study focus is on the pathogenesis of functional psychoses such as mood disorder, depression and anxiety. She uses multiple biological approach which includes using clinical studies and transgenic animal models. Her final research goal is to find susceptibility genes and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of mental disorders, which will lead to the development of new diagnostic measurements and treatments. Dr Soga has published articles in internationally renowned journals such as Endocrinology and Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA. She has won honours from the Pauley Foundation USA, Narishige Scholarship and Japan Foundation for Aging and Health.
BSc (Kyoto), MSc (Kyoto) PhD (Nippon)