Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network (UHN)

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

Email: frances.skinner at OR fskinner at OR frances.skinner at Phone (office): 416-603-5800x5107


"Neither ignore the details nor be consumed by them"

"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!"

Previous Pics

Alexandra (Pierri) Chatzikalymniou

PhD candidate

Department of Physiology and CPIN, University of Toronto

Jan 2015 - present

Scott Rich

(co-supervised with T.A. Valiante)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Krembil Research Institute

June 2018 - present

Happy Inibhunu

Medical Student

University of Toronto

June 2019 - present


Lab Alumni pics - Postdocs

Marjan Rafiee


(co-supervised with T.A. Valiante)

Jesse Gillis


Felix Njap


(co-supervised with S.A. Campbell)

Israel Ncube


(co-supervised with S.A. Campbell)

Ernest Ho (no pic)


Jorg Grigull


(co-supervised with P. Carlen)

Muhammad Dur-E-Ahmad


(co-supervised with S.A. Campbell)

Lab Alumni pics - Graduate Students

Alexandre Guet-McCreight

MSc 2015, PhD 2019

Ernest Ho

PhD 2011

Fernanda Saraga

MSc 2001, PhD 2005

Pamela Baker

MSc 2001

Vlad Sekulic

MSc 2013, PhD 2018

Darrell Haufler

MSc 2008

Peter Murray

MASc 2004

Katie Ferguson

PhD 2015

Jesse Gillis

MSc 2003, PhD 2007

Sajiya Jalil

Grad Project 2002-03

Owen Mackwood

Lab Rotation 2012

Sogol Azarmgin

MASc 2007

Mehrdad Jazayeri

MSc 2001

Lab Alumni pics - Undergraduate Students

Melisa Gumus (HMB496 2017-18, Summer 2018+)

Duluxan Sritharan (2010-11 Eng Sci Thesis)

Leo Ng (Summer 2004)

Fernanda Saraga (1998-99 PHY479; Summer 1999)

Anton Lunyov (Summer 2017+)

Vlad Sekulic (2010-11 PSL498; Summer 2011)

Ryan Cho (Summer 2001; 2001 PSL499+)

Zoltan Nagy (Summer 1998)

Bohan Xing (PHY479 2015-16)

Krzysztof Grzegorczyk (Summer 2010)

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

Karl Farrow (1998 PSL499)

Shola Umutoni (2013-14)

Tariq Zahid (Summer 2006, 2007; 2007 PSL499+)

Katherine Enright (Summer 2000)

Phillip (Tse-Chiang) Chen (Summer 2012)

Lee Krantz (Summer 2006)

Laura Perri (Summer 2000)

Rosanah Murugesu (2011-12 Eng Sci Thesis)

Darrell Haufler (Summer 2004, 2004-05 PSL498)

Jiang Brandon Liu (Summer 1999; 1999-2000 Eng Sci Thesis+)