People

PI:  Frances K Skinner

Senior Scientist
Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network (UHN)
Toronto Western Hospital

Professor
Departments of Medicine (Neurology) and Physiology
University of Toronto



[Photo courtesy of UHN's StRiDe team]

Email: frances.skinner at utoronto.ca
OR fskinner at uhnresearch.ca
OR frances.skinner at gmail.com

Phone (office): 416-603-5800x5107


Comments:

"Details matter, but which ones under which situations ??..... like the individuality of people"

"Happiness and self-satisfaction require a balance of the various arenas of life that are important to the individual. An appropriate balance produces the best results in the various arenas of life and the most happiness and self-satisfaction. A perfect balance is impossible - constant re-balancing required!"




LAB MEMBERS



Alexandre Guet-McCreight

PhD candidate
Department of Physiology and CPIN
Sept 2015 - present
MSc, 2015
"Predicting cell-type specific active properties by developing multi-compartment models using databases and electrophysiological feature constraints: Application to interneuron-specific 3 (IS3) cells in the hippocampus"


Contact:  alexandre.guet-mccreight at uhnresearch.ca, 
alexandre.guet.mccreight at mail.utoronto.ca



Alexandra (Pierri) Chatzikalymniou
PhD candidate
Department of Physiology and CPIN
Jan 2015 - present

Contact:  achatzik at uhnresearch.ca, 
alexandra.chatzikalymniou at mail.utoronto.ca



Melisa Gumus


Undergrad research student
Research project course - HMB 496
2017-2018
Summer 2018

Contact: melisa.gumus at mail dot utoronto.ca






Scott Rich







(co-supervised with T. Valiante)  
Postdoctoral Fellow, Krembil Research Institute  
June 2018 - present  


Contact:






Marjan Rafiee



(co-supervised with T. Valiante) 
Researcher, Krembil Research Institute 
July 2015 - present 











LAB ALUMNI


Postdocs



Felix Njap (2013-14)
(co-supervised with S.A. Campbell)


Ernest Ho (2011-12)
Muhammad Dur-E-Ahmad (2009-10)

(co-supervised with S.A. Campbell)


                                                                                                  Jesse Gillis (2007)


Israel Ncube (2002-2004)

(co-supervised with S.A. Campbell)


                                                                            Jorg Grigull (2000-2001)
                                                                                              (co-supervised with P. Carlen)
                                                                                                                                                 





















Graduate Students

 
Vlad Sekulic


PhD, 2018
"Investigating the Contribution of Hyperpolarization-Activated Mixed Cation Channels to the Role of Oriens-Lacunosum/Moleculare Interneurons in Oscillatory Activity of the Hippocampus Using Computational Modelling"

MSc, 2013
"Development of a methodology for the examination of conductance densities and distributions of hippocampal oriens-lacunosum/moleculare interneurons using ensemble modelling"




Katie Ferguson

PhD, 2015
"Mathematical models provide insight into the role of interneurons in hippocampal CA1 network theta rhythm generation"










Owen Mackwood


Lab Rotation, 2012
Population bursting in a CA3 network model











Ernest Ho

PhD, 2011
"If you want to be slow, you have to be fast: Control of slow population activities by fast-spiking interneurons via network multistability"








Darrell Haufler


MSc, 2008

"On the generation of subthreshold membrane potential fluctuations in hippocampal CA1 interneurons"








Jesse Gillis


PhD, 2007
"Modelling the spatiotemporal pattern of synaptic inputs in hippocampal neurons during population rhythms"

MSc, 2003

"Deconstructing hippocampal EEG rhythms using time-frequency analysis"





Sogol Azarmgin


MASc, 2007

“An investigation of the size of tissue required for generation of spontaneous network rhythms in an intact hippocampal preparation”







Fernanda Saraga


PhD, 2005
“Use of compartmental models to predict physiological properties of hippocampal neurons"

MSc, 2001

“A multicompartment model of a hippocampal interneuron"





Peter Murray


MASc, 2004

“Capturing details of short-term synaptic plasticity in simple schemes”












Sajiya Jalil


Graduate Research Project, 2002-03
Mathematical modeling and analyses of inhibitory networks







Mehrdad Jazayeri


MSc, 2001
”A theoretical investigation of the generation of a spontaneous slow rhythm in hippocampus CA1”








Pamela Baker


MSc, 2001

”Modulation of oscillatory activity in inhibitory neuronal networks by anesthetics:  The role of receptor desensitization”









Undergraduate Students


Anton Lunyov (Summer 2017+)













Bohan Xing (2015-16  PHY479 Research Project)

Shola Umutoni (2013-14)












Phillip (Tse-Chiang) Chen (Summer 2012)










Rosanah Murugesu (2011-12 Eng Sci Thesis)

Duluxan Sritharan (2010-11 Eng Sci Thesis)

Vlad Sekulic (2010-11 PSL498; Summer 2011; and see above)

Krzysztof Grzegorczyk (Summer 2010)

Tariq Zahid (Summer 2006, 2007; 2007 PSL499, and more)

Lee Krantz (Summer 2006)

Darrell Haufler (Summer 2004; 2004-05 PSL498; and see above)

Leo Ng (Summer 2004)

Ryan Cho (Summer 2001; 2001 PSL499, and more) - picture unavailable

Jenni Chung (Summer 2001, 2002; 2002-03 PSL498)

Katherine Enright
(Summer 2000)

Laura Perri (Summer 2000)

Jiang Brandon Liu (Summer 1999; 1999-2000 Eng Sci Thesis, and more)

Fernanda Saraga (1998-99 PHY479; Summer 1999; and see above)

Zoltan Nagy (Summer 1998) - picture unavailable

Karl Farrow
(1998 PSL499) - picture unavailable