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.

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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

UF neuroscience students engage public schools in…

University of Florida neuroscience students sparked excitement and intrigue among over 1,200 public school students across Alachua County through…


SfN Conference winners of the poster session – NCF

We wanted to take a moment to thank Dr. Steven F. Maier, our diverse group of presenters, judges, and participants for making the 11th annual…


Volunteer for Brain Awareness Week!

Please consider getting involved. Faculty, staff, post-docs and undergrad, graduate and dual-enrollment students are welcome to join!

Brain Awareness Week