Nicholas Frost is an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. There, his thesis work in the laboratory of Thomas Blanpied focused on the regulation of actin polymerization within dendritic spines, utilizing super-resolution microscopy to track single molecules of polymerized actin moving within living neurons.
He subsequently completed residency in adult neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. His postdoctoral work with Vikaas Sohal has focused on the development of analytical techniques for identifying multineuron patterns of activity that encode information during social behaviors and on understanding how the generation of these multineuron patterns is altered in mouse models of autism.