Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Mission Statement

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SNCSfN) was formed in 2008 by neuroscientists in Nevada. Our interest is to advance the understanding of the nervous system and to promote education in the neurosciences. Neuroscientists in Nevada have diverse backgrounds ranging from molecular biology to behavior to clinical specialties. This chapter brings them together by hosting local meetings, facilitating attendance at the annual International Society for Neuroscience meeting, and organizing local educational public outreach activities. Membership is open to all neuroscientists and those with an interest in neuroscience residing in Nevada and in the geographical region of the Sierra Nevada. The chapter is an educational, non-profit organization that is supported by grants from the Society for Neuroscience, membership dues, and local sponsors. It is formally chartered by the Society for Neuroscience.

Our chapter's 12th Annual Research Symposium was held on November 18th, 2022 in the PHS Auditorium 102 at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Albert gonzales speaking at a conference

Seven local neuroscientists and two guest speakers presented their work, including one deaf speaker who gave her talk in sign language with two remote translators - very cool. For our program, please click here [PROGRAM]. Attendees also learned about our chapter's outreach activities and how to become involved. Refreshments were served, with the Sushi being most popular, again. We had 17 posters that were presented in the atrium of the PHS building at UNR Med [POSTER LIST].

(Albert Gonzales (UNR Med) speaks about control of cerebral blood flow at our 11th Annual Research Symposium on Nov 19, 2021).