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 membership dues and local sponsors. It is formally chartered by the Society for Neuroscience.

Our chapter's 12th Annual Research Symposium will be held on November 18th, 2022 in the PHS Auditorium 102 from 12:30 pm until 6:45 pm.

Albert gonzales speaking at a conference

Local neuroscientists and guest speakers will present their work. For our program, please click here [PROGRAM]. Learn about our chapter's outreach activities and how you can become involved. Refreshments will be served.

We will have space to present 15-20 posters in the atrium of the PHS building at UNR Med. If you want to present a poster, please e-mail Christopher von Bartheld (

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