Check out the August 2023 issue!
The IYNA Journal gives young neuroscience enthusiasts the opportunity to take a deep dive into a neuroscience topic and publish their findings. To find out more about how to submit an article to our journal, click the button below. Note: the IYNA Journal is not a peer-reviewed journal and should not be represented or treated as such.
The IYNA Journal Team
Ishani is a high school senior at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland. She has been involved in neuroscience research on memory and traumatic brain injury since her freshman year of high school. Some of her achievements include winning 3rd place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Category at the International Science and Engineering Fair and developing her own patent. Ishani also enjoys volunteering in the Stroke unit of her local rehabilitation center. In her free time, she likes to watch and play soccer, do jigsaw puzzles, and dance.
Vaishnavi is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying neuroscience and business. She hopes to use her knowledge and experience in the intersection of these fields to improve aspects of the healthcare system, surrounding patient care and technological innovation. In her free time, she is often found making playlists, working with youth advocacy and mental health initiatives, or dancing.
Dhanya is an undergraduate studying Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is involved in research in labs associated with Emory School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, tutoring, running, and reading novels.
Aleksandra is an undergraduate student at Brown University from Warsaw, Poland. She is passionate about neuroscience and specifically all things related to neurodegeneration, including neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Huntington’s disease. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, learning new languages and volunteering with programs providing accessible educational opportunities to children of all ages.
Head of Recruitment
Kate Kaufman is an undergraduate at Harvard University. She is passionate about mental health and sees her role as Head of Recruitment as a way of encouraging young people to care about the brain. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and overanalyzing films.
Sahil is currently a high-school junior from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is passionate about tennis, research, and neuroscience. Sahil works at the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Utah and the Neural Tumor Lab at UCLA. In his free time, Sahil loves to play virtually any racket/paddle sport and eat good food.
Hello! My name is Divyash Shah and I am a senior editor at IYNA from New Jersey. I’m a rising freshman in college studying neuroscience!
Annie is an undergraduate student at the Johns Hopkins University. She is involved in research in labs associated with the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Additionally, in her free time she enjoys volunteering in her local community via hospice and tutoring younger students. Her hobbies include playing tennis and hanging out with friends.
Ashvin is a third-year student at the University of Chicago studying neuroscience. He is involved in neuroscience research across labs at Boston Children's Hospital, MIT, and the University of Chicago. He also enjoys community and STEM outreach, and serves as the Co-President of UChicago UNICEF and the President of the University Blood Initiative (UChicago Chapter). Ashvin enjoys volunteering, serving as a playroom volunteer at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, a Crisis Text Line volunteer, a first responder volunteer on the University of Chicago Emergency Services team, and a volunteer at the Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Boca Raton. In his free time, Ashvin loves playing competitive table tennis and trying new cuisines.
Head of Assembly
Haris Rana is a junior at the University of Arkanas, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology, Philosophy, and Medical Humanities. He currently serves as the International Youth Neuroscience Journal's Head of Assembly, where he assembles submissions from students across the world into monthly IYNA releases. In his free time, he enjoys watching tennis, practicing martial arts, and reading historical fiction novels.
Eesha is a high school junior at the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, New Jersey. She is passionate about neuroscience, medicine, research, and volunteering, and she currently serves as a Junior Editor of the IYNA Journal. In her free time, Eesha enjoys doing Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical Dance), running, and listening to music.
Ambalika is currently a graduate student at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. She is a national level swimmer and a journalist at the International Youth Neuroscience Association Journal. She also loves to write and read in her free time.
Ellen is a high school junior from Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the IYNA, she hopes to contribute to the organization's mission to make neuroscience and its concepts more accessible for various age groups. She works part-time as a translator with the Korean and English languages. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, playing the cello, researching, and reading.
Hello, I'm Snigdha! I'm currently a BSc. Biology graduate at Azim Premji University. I like everything to do with neuroscience research, science communication & science journalism! A research project I'm currently working on deals with diet and drug therapies for refractory epilepsy disorders using the model organism, Drosophila melanogaster. I like to write, read and create videos/podcasts that will never see the light of the day (perhaps, some day, look out for them :D).