SFN Local Chapter

Mission Statement

Advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures.

Provide professional development activities, information and educational resources for neuroscientists at all stages of their careers, including undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows, and increase participation of scientists from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Promote public information and general education about the nature of scientific discovery and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research. Support active and continuing discussions on ethical issues relating to the conduct and outcomes of neuroscience research.

Inform legislators and other policymakers about new scientific knowledge and recent developments in neuroscience research and their implications for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.

Become a Member

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Florida.

student receiving an award

Chapter Officers

Officers provide vital organization and leadership required to put on events and provide opportunities for members and the Gainesville community.

chapter officers

Chapter Events

Brain Awareness Week (BAW)

BAW is a global campaign to increase public awareness for brain research and to educate the community about the brain. Every year, the NCF SfN participates in BAW by hosting various events at UF and within local community.

middle school student holding a sheep brain

Brain Bee

The Alachua Brain Bee is an annual neuroscience based Q&A competition for high school students, organized by the NCF SfN.

high school student stumped by question

Chapter News

North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for…

The North Central Florida chapter of the Society for Neuroscience will be hosting a virtual fall general body meeting on Thursday, September 9th at…

SfN Publication Card

BAW Week 2021 Helmet Winners

This year, Brain Awareness Week was held March 15-19th through an entirely virtual format. Working with the Alachua County school system, lessons…

Brain Awareness Week

Read NCF SFN chapter end-of-the-year newsletter

The NCF SFN chapter has created an end of the year newsletter, including summaries from various events held this past year. Membership, National SFN…

Read NCF SfN chapter's end-of-the-year newsletter