International Youth Neuroscience Association

Building the Next Generation of Neuroscientists

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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.

The MYELIN Initiative

“An initiative to make Neuroscience part of high school curriculum. Students, teachers, and professionals can all play a role in furthering this project!”

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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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Humans of IYNA Story #8: Yusuf Mustapha
March 7, 2021

Humans of IYNA is a series where we will highlight the diverse and unique experiences of IYNA members. Each week, we will be posting 1-2 stories on our website. Below is the eighth story in our series, the story of Yusuf Mustapha. Science has been my passion for as long …

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Member Spotlight: Gbenga Adegbenro
Feb. 21, 2021

Gbenga Adegbenro is a student with a special interest in Neuroscience and Neurobiology from Oyo State, Nigeria. He acquired this interest through his experiences during his Undergraduate Thesis and has completed a Bachelor’s degree (BSc.) in Anatomy. Why did you join the IYNA? I joined IYNA because I have a …

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