Women in Neurosciences

Our Mission

The UCSF Weill Women in Neurosciences Committee focuses on uniting the community to support women across basic and clinical neuroscience fields at UCSF. We hold monthly informal gatherings to discuss career development and challenges facing female scientists. We also aim to serve as a resource for mentoring and offer useful links and articles of interest to the community.

Meet Our Committee

Monthly Meetings

The Women in Neurosciences group meets regularly on the first Friday of each month, at 1:00pm. Topics vary each meeting, and we encourage you to join our mailing list for regular updates on future meetings.

​​Stay Informed!

Stay current with our latest news and events by joining our mailing list.
To sign up, please contact Shannon Warto at [email protected]




Research Support for Female Learners Impacted by COVID-19


RFA NOW CLOSED. Recipients to notifed by late May.

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences has allocated funds for a one-time program that can be used to provide resources for those whose research or career development have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


As women scientists have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19, the UCSF Weill Women in Neurosciences Committee will distribute up to $1000 to 25 female learners (neuroscience graduate students, post-docs, clinical research trainees, etc), based on proposed use of funds. These funds can be used for research purposes and will be placed in the discretionary account of the recipient’s mentor/principal investigator. Example use of funds include conference/workshop registration, professional society membership, computer or software, laboratory supplies/reagents, core services or statistical consultation, publication or open access fees, scientific illustration or editing services, to name a few.


RFA now closed. Recipients will be notified by the end of May 2021, and asked to complete a brief survey approximately 6 months after receiving funding.