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posted Jul 12, 2018, 5:55 AM by Frances K. Skinner   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 5:55 AM ]

Accepted - in press!  Our microcircuits go "LFP"!!   

Congratulations Alexandra!!!  

"Deciphering the contribution of oriens-lacunosum/moleculare (OLM) cells to intrinsic theta rhythms using biophysical local field potential (LFP) models"
(earlier bioarxiv version can be read now, eNeuro publication available soon)

Upcoming Seminar - Lisa Topolnik

posted Jun 18, 2018, 9:43 AM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Jun 20, 2018, 9:47 AM ]

My collaborator is in town and will be giving a seminar on:   
"Transcriptomic profile, connectivity and role in memory encoding of long-range VIP GABAergic neurons"   
- Tues June 26th at 3pm next door in 4KD503.     

See you there!

Welcome Scott!

posted Jun 13, 2018, 5:34 PM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 5:35 PM ]

A warm welcome to Scott who joins us from the University of Michigan.    
Of great importance - he arrived just in time to see his alma mater in action against some Toronto teams!   

And then there'll be some modeling stuff to do... :)

"Krembil Math"

posted Jun 4, 2018, 12:09 PM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 12:10 PM ]

After many Toronto Western and Krembil research days - see  for some history.....   

You know that 'Computational Neuroscience and Mathematical Modeling' has fully arrived at the Krembil when you see a slide full of mathematical equations, no-one flinches...
and the person presenting it is recognized!  :)   
Exciting times!!! and of course congrats John G. - KCN (Krembil Computational Neuroscience) grouping!

Way to go Alexandra! Congrats!!!

posted Apr 30, 2018, 4:25 AM by Frances K. Skinner   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 4:26 AM ]

Many, many congratulations to Alexandra - an NSERC CGS awardee!!  

Well-deserved and onward to more exciting research ventures!  

Thank you NSERC!

Upcoming KCN event

posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:27 PM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 4:27 AM by Frances K. Skinner ]

Following the completion of our 2018 Winter series of our KCN events, our next exciting KCN event presentation is by Igor Jurisca

Thursday April 19th, 2018  
Time: 10:30am  
Location: TWH Auditorium, 2nd floor, west wing
Title: Building an intellectual prosthesis - avoiding paralysis of analysis  
Speaker: Igor Jurisica (Krembil)  

Further details can be found onFurther details can be found online at

Five(!) Upcoming KCN Events

posted Jan 18, 2018, 6:09 AM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 3:56 PM ]

The next 5 KCN events will be selected lectures from a seminar style graduate course in Computational Neuroscience  

Time: 1:30 PM (note different time from previous KCN events!)
Location (same): 4KD503, Krembil Discovery Tower, 60 Leonard Ave.

January 25
Topic: Mean field/firing rate models
Speaker: Sue Ann Campbell (Waterloo)
February 8
Topic: Dynamical analysis of neuronal excitability
Speaker: Steve Prescott (Sickkids)
March 1
Topic: Reinforcement learning in sensorimotor networks
Speaker: Doug Tweed (Toronto)
March 15
Topic: The probabilistic brain: A (hopefully) gentle introduction to population coding and related questions
Speaker: Jeremie Lefebvre (Krembil)
March 29 
Topic: Biological variability and model databases
Speaker: Frances Skinner (Krembil)

KCN end-of-year outing!

posted Dec 21, 2017, 10:13 AM by Frances Skinner

It's wonderful having a resident artiste! - thx Jeremie!  

...and thx for pics Alexandra!  

Fun first KCN outing!  Happy holidays everyone!!

Physiology appreciation and congrats!

posted Dec 21, 2017, 10:08 AM by Frances Skinner

Thank you Alex for presenting for our lab and giving a "Lightning Talk" at the Physiology retreat on Dec 8th - forced me to make one (!) slide and now sits on my Research website.   

And a big congrats to Alex for getting at poster prize at this year's Physiology BRAIN day!!!! enjoy the coffee.

.... and I will enjoy my unexpected raffle win at Physiology lunch raffle :)

Krembil Halloween

posted Nov 5, 2017, 3:47 AM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 4:40 PM ]

This guy is here to tell you that for the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at Krembil:

"The best (computer) pumpkin was....! 

But for official purposes........  Dear Institute,

Thank you to everyone who entered a pumpkin into Krembil’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and to everyone who came by to cast a vote. The competition was fierce!  

After a tally of 156 votes, we are happy to announce the winner of this year’s contest:  Pumpkin # 1 - Weaver Lab.  Congratulations to Yanfei Wang, Leela Anagani, Imindu Liyanage, Seung-Pil Yang and Mark Reed! Please come to 4KD478, KDT to claim your prize!

A big thank you as well to members of the Trainee Affairs Committee (TAC) for staging our event room and to the Krembil Administration team for their donation of delicious treats! We look forward to next year!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween,

Carley & Amy

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