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 11th Annual Research Symposium was held in-person on November 19, 2021.

Albert gonzales speaking at a conference

For our program, please click here [this link]. Local neuroscientists, many of whom have recently relocated to UNR, presented their work. Amy Altick and Taissa Lytchenko reported about our chapter's outreach. Six speakers from UNR presented updates of their research - see the example of Albert Gonzales's talk on control of cerebral blood flow. Faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students attended as well as a few clinicians. A total of 13 posters were presented in the atrium of the PHS building at UNR Med. Click here for the list of posters (titles and authors). We had an audience of about 60-70, and our sushi for refreshments was a big hit.

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