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.) with a double honours in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and from the University of Toronto in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering (M.A.Sc., Ph.D.). From there she got immersed in Computational Neuroscience and Neurobiology fields doing postdoctoral studies on the east (Brandeis University) and west (University of California, Davis) coasts of the US before returning to Toronto as an independent scientist at the Krembil (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute/Playfair Neuroscience Unit). She enjoys collaborative work and is interested in determining cellular-based mechanisms underlying the dynamic output of neuronal networks in normal and pathological states. She is particularly interested in creating win-win scenarios with the plethora of data and theoretical and experimental approaches available today.