Prescott, Steven A.

Assistant Professor

BSc (McGill), MSc (McGill), MD CM (McGill), PhD (McGill)

Main Appointments

  • Department of Physiology
  • Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, Sick Kids Research Institute

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute of Medical Science

Contact Information

+1 416 813-7654, extension 309094 (office)
steve.prescott@sickkids.ca (email)
Prescott Lab (web)


Research Themes

Research Interests

  • Computational neuroscience (neural coding, dynamical systems theory, information theory)
  • Neuronal excitability
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Somatosensory and pain processing

Select Publications

Ratté S, Zhu Y, Lee KY, Prescott SA. Criticality and degeneracy in injury-induced changes in primary afferent excitability and the implications for neuropathic pain. eLife 2014; 3:e02370

Prescott SA, Ma Q, De Koninck Y. Normal and abnormal coding of painful sensations. Nat. Neurosci. 2014; 17: 183-191.

Ratté S, Hong SH, De Schutter E, Prescott SA. Impact of neuronal properties on network coding: roles of spike initiation dynamics and robust synchrony transfer. Neuron 2013; 78: 758-772.

Rho Y-A, Prescott SA. Identifying molecular pathologies sufficient to cause neuropathic change in primary somatosensory afferent excitability using dynamical systems theory. PLoS Comput. Biol. 2012; 8; e1002524.

Hong S, Ratté S, Prescott SA, De Schutter E. Single neuron firing properties impact correlation-based population coding. J. Neurosci 2012; 32: 1413-1428.

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