Mohammad Soltani

PhD Student


Dr. Glen Foster

Current Program

Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, UBC Okanagan Graduate Research Scholarship,  International Four-Year Doctoral Partial Tuition Award,  Nekoo Grant


Mohammad originated from Kurdistan and completed his BSc in Sport Sciences at Urmia University, followed by his MSc in Exercise Physiology at Shahid Beheshti University. He has a background as a Taekwondo athlete and enjoys outdoor adventure activities, reading books, especially on the universe and human evolution, and drinking tea.

Current Research

Mohammad’s research interests primarily lie in the cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems, particularly in the interplay between the sympathetic nervous system and vasculature, an area known as sympathetic neurovascular transduction. His focus is on understanding how fluctuations in circulation affect sympathetic neurovascular transduction and the role the renin-angiotensin system plays in this interaction. He is also interested in researching cardiovascular disease and its complications, particularly examining the interaction of different physiological systems, such as the immune system and the autonomic nervous system, in relation to cardiovascular diseases in his potential future research.