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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Four Years with the IYNA!
March 20, 2020

Today the IYNA turns 4 years old! In the past four years, we have grown to an organization with 4,000 members representing 85 countries. We now have 179 chapters, 33 ongoing mentorships, and have had 18 journal releases. Each of these, along with all of our ongoing initiatives are great …

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Member Spotlight: Kimaya Gadre
Jan. 29, 2020

Kimaya Gadre is a student from Sydney, Australia. She is a contributor to the IYNA's MYELIN Initiative and involved with StepUp for Dementia Research. How did you become interested in neuroscience? I first became interested in neuroscience in year 8, when my friend and I did a video project on …

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