IYNA Chapter System

Explore 3 Levels of Chapters


Local Chapter Networks

National Chapter Networks


IYNA chapters generally center around schools, colleges, or communities, and comprised of relatively small groups of students. Each chapter has autonomy over their leadership and activities. Qualifications to become a chapter are very flexible: chapters just need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to neuroscience, so general science/biology/medicine clubs can also be eligible. For more information about chapters, see the IYNA Chapter Handbook.

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Local Chapter Networks

LCNs are groups of chapters centered around a geographical region such as a city, township, or province. Often, LCNs will have a hub at a university or community center. LCNs provide the opportunity for events larger than those organized by individual chapters, such as meetups, fundraisers, organization of a Brain Bee chapter, or community outreach programs.

Resources and Support

We offer extensive support to our local chapter networks. You can find activity guides on our resources page, or contact us for personalized help.

National Chapter Networks

NCNs oversee LCNs and chapters and manage most of the IYNA's day-to-day operations in their respective countries. If your country does not currently have an NCN and you are interested in starting one, please contact us.

Our NCNs:

Click on a flag to visit the NCN's website.

New Zealand NCN
New Zealand
India NCN
United States of America NCN
United States of America
China NCN
Turkey NCN

Our Chapters

An IYNA chapter, called Neuroscience 101, featuring the club's leadership team.
Neuroscience Chapter members performing the Mock Neurosurgery Activity Guide.
A Chapter's members performing a sheep brain dissection.
Chapter leadership going through the Sheep Brain Dissection Activity Guide's preparatory materials.
An IYNA chapter organized a field trip to the local medical school to hear a lecture from a professor about new research!
A chapter invited an emergency medicine specialist to lecture about emergency medicine and teach intubation, as well as what happens physiologically to the brain when it is deprived of oxygen.
An IYNA chapter invited a medical student in to guide students through a rat dissection, as well as to teach the anatomy of the brain using rats as a model.
Suman Gunin, president of IYNA India, made an informational presentation at the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN) to promote the IYNA.
Suman Gunin, President of IYNA India, presented at “NeuroUpdate 2017,’’ a National Symposium of Neurologists and Neurobiologists held at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology to promote the IYNA.
National Chapter Leaders in New Zealand present about the IYNA at the 2018 New Zealand National Brain Bee.

Benefits for Chapters, LCNs, and NCNs

  1. It's free!

  2. All chapters, LCNs, and NCNs can access a wide variety of activity guides.

  3. All chapters, LCNs, and NCNs can create a page on the IYNA Website for free, with no technical skills required. Additionally, LCN websites come with an events page, and NCN websites come with a blog.

  4. Our chapter development team will provide personalized help and advice to any and all chapters and LCNs.

  5. Each National Chapter Network is paired with a dedicated liaison from our NCN Management Committee.

  6. The IYNA Chapter System provides a perfect platform for sharing your passion for neuroscience with your peers.

So why wait? Go to your chapter dashboard today to get started!