International Youth Neuroscience Association

Building the Next Generation of Neuroscientists

Who We Are:

The International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) is a global, youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of neuroscientists. Our mission is to introduce students to the excitement of scientific inquiry and enable them to explore the wonders of the brain.


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Become a Member:

Become a member of the International Youth Neuroscience Association today! Members of the IYNA younger than 26 get access to all of our programs and opportunities, and all members get access to the IYNA newsletter. Best of all, it's completely free! Become a member of the IYNA today!


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November Journal Release
Nov. 5, 2018

The latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read here! In this update we've covered Alzheimer's Disease and spina bifida, amongst other topics. We've also updated the website to display all staff in the "Meet the Team" tab. Thank you to our amazing authors ...

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Brain Bee Partnership
Nov. 1, 2018

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the world's largest high school neuroscience competition: The International Brain Bee (IBB)! Both organizations share a common mission of inspiring and enabling youth to pursue neuroscience. Because of this, the IYNA and IBB have decided to work together to broaden ...

Our Partners:

Brain Bee
Dana Foundation
The Synapse Project