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.


Represented Countries




Registered Chapters

What We Do:

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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Member Spotlight: Kyle Sugita
Jan. 8, 2020

Kyle Sugita is a high school senior from California. He is an intern at UCI Neurosurgery and Neurology, and participated in the 2019 International Neuroethics Essay Competition, where he placed in the top 15 in the high school category. He is also an IYNA Fundraising team member. Why did you …

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Member Spotlight: Meaghan Shea
Dec. 11, 2019

Meaghan Shea is a second year student at Marist College studying political science, philosophy, and cognitive science. She is currently a legislative Intern with the United States House of Representatives. She is also an IYNA Chapters team member and the former New Zealand liaison. Why are you interested in neuroscience …

Our Partners:

International Brain Bee
International Neuroethics Society
Hip Hop Public Health