Curious to learn more about neuroscience straight from the literature, but finding it difficult to get a start? Interested in finding a community of like-minded neuroscience students? This Winter quarter, Grey Matters Journal is launching the UW's first ever undergraduate journal club!

We undergrads know how busy college can be, and we've planned this journal club with you in mind. No prior scientific knowledge is required. You'll never need to have finished reading the paper. This is a judgement-free zone, and we're here to help you. If you are reading this, and want to participate, this journal club is for you, regardless of your educational background.


We meet once every two weeks, on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM PST. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

In our next meeting, we'll be transitioning over to looking at a new microscopy technique and its neuroscience applications!

Fluorescence microscopy with diffraction resolution barrier broken by stimulated emission
The diffraction barrier responsible for a finite focal spot size and limited resolution in far-field fluorescence microscopy has been fundamentally broken. This is accomplished by quenching excited organic molecules at the rim of the focal spot through stimulated emission. Along the optic axis, the …

Sign Up!

To sign up for the journal club, please fill out the form linked here:

Grey Matters Journal Club Interest Form
Thank you so much for your interest. We look forward to seeing you! IMPORTANT: Please make sure to visit to get information about this week’s meeting! NOTE: If you’re here from Tom’s email, note that the meeting will take place at 6:30 PM PST instead of…

Pre-Submit Questions!

Have some questions about the article or topics you'd like us to cover? Fill out the form below, created at the request of Journal Club members!

Grey Matters Pre-Journal Club Survey
Thank you so much for your interest and choice to attend. We look forward to seeing you?

Join the Meeting!

Here is the Zoom link for the meeting. See you there!

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Meeting Archives

Missed a meeting and want to see what was covered? Interested in looking through old journal club content? Check out the Grey Matters Journal Club Archives!

Article Access

Quite a few of our articles will need to be accessed via paid journals. We highly recommend using the UW Proxy Bookmarklet to access this content. Please see instructions for using it here.

If you're having trouble with it, please feel free to contact us at, or talk to us after one of the meetings!

We'd appreciate your feedback!

Thank you for your attendance. Please let us know what you'd like done differently. This is for you (yes you!) after all.

Grey Matters Journal Club Feedback Form
Thank you so much for attending our meeting! We’d love your feedback on what we can do better.