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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Happy Birthday, IYNA! Here’s to 3 years (and many more to come).
March 20, 2019

The IYNA is hitting a big milestone today: 3 years of helping young people pursue their passion for neuroscience. With more than 2750 members spread across 70 countries, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane and see how far we’ve come… Today is March 20, 2016 ...

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February Journal Release
Feb. 15, 2019

The latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read here! In this update we've covered peppermint and Alzheimer's, amongst other topics. Thank you to our amazing authors and our editing team for making this release a success!

Our Partners:

Brain Bee
Dana Foundation
The Synapse Project