Welcome to the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Chapter
located at the University of California at Irvine.

The mission of SFN is to:

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

The UCI chapter has over 200 members including faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergradaute students that conduct neuroscience research.

Benefits of Chapter membership include:

  • Networking opportunities.
  • A forum for neuroscience information exchange. 
  • Funding for travel and lectures through SfN's chapter grants and awards.
  • Opportunities to educate the public - chapters play an integral role in public education including involvement in annual Brain Awareness Week.