Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

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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 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.

Las Vegas News

Chapter member

Valentina Lorenzi (middle)

won 3rd place in the 2014 USA National Brain Bee Championsips!


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Check This Out!

Our Distinguished Traveling Scientist Program (DTSP) speaker, Thomas Südhof, who visited our Chapter in March, 2013, received the Nobel prize and is the latest Nobel Laureate in Medicine/Physiology!

Thomas Südhof wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Alex Keene

Dr. Alex Keene's work on sleep regualtion in Mexican Cavefish was highlighted.

Keene Lab

Dr. Anne Leonard

Dr. Anne Leonard, our own bee expert, has been featured nationally. Check out these links to learn more about bees and Dr. Leonard's work.

New York Times

National Geographic

Leonard Lab

University of Nevada, Reno | 1664 N. Virginia Street | Reno NV 89557

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Events in Reno/Tahoe

Friday, November 21, 2014

10:00 A.M.

CMM Room 111

The 6th Annual Research Symposium for The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience


Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah

Changing the paradigm in sensory physiology: Distinction between primary receptors and neurons in blurred