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.

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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

Alachua Brain Bee – November 2, 2019

Read our recap of the 2019 Brain Bee!

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2019 Brain Awareness Week & Luttge Lecture

Our North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience hosted a successful 2019 Brain Awareness Week. Our students, trainees and…

2019 BAW Slider Photo

2019 SfN Conference Poster Winners

A poster competition was held as part of the 2019 SfN Chapter Conference that took place on Friday, January 25th. Thank you to the 60 poster…

Undergraduate poster award winners.