Frances K Skinner

Frances K Skinner


Frances Skinner is a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute and a Professor at the University of Toronto. She graduated from the University of Waterloo (B.Math.) and Toronto (M.A.Sc., Ph.D.) and did 4 years of postdoctoral work in Boston and California before returning to Toronto.  The essence of her research program involves: (i) establishing intimate links with experimental studies to allow mathematical models with a neurological and pathophysiological functional basis to be developed, and (ii) simulating and analyzing developed mathematical models to enable insights and predictions to emerge.  She enjoys collaborative work and her lab focus is in determining cellular-based mechanisms underlying the dynamic output of neuronal networks in normal and pathological states.  She is particularly interested in advancing our understanding by creating win-win scenarios with the plethora of data and theoretical and experimental approaches available today.

Research Interests

Mathematical modeling; Computational Neuroscience; Inhibitory cell models.