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 students? 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.


Journal Club continues over the summer!

We meet once every two weeks, on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM PST. Our next meeting  will take place on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

Last meeting, our attendees expressed interest in getting learning about a newer topic, so Valerie, our Editor-in-Chief, is coming to the rescue with this paper!

Temporal evolution of cortical ensembles promoting remote memory retrieval - Nature Neuroscience
DeNardo et al. characterize TRAP2, which allows genetic access to neurons based on their activity, and use it to show that neuronal ensembles in prelimbic cortex for remote fear memory undergo dynamic changes during the first 14 days after learning.

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 at, 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 at!

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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 at!

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 at 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.