Catalyst Magazine

Catalyst is a publication of the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. The magazine focuses on contemporary science and industry subjects, articles about the faculty, alumni stories, and College news. The magazine is published annualy and is available in print and online. The College also publishes Periodic News monthly during the academic year. 

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Catalyst Magazine V 14.1
Spring/Summer 2019

On the cover

Alumna Frances Arnold became the first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on December 10, 2018 for the directed evolution of enzymes.
Cover Photo: Henrik Montgomery/AFP/Getty Images

In this issue

The College of Chemistry and the startup culture

Kevan Shokat: Discovery science and the path to creating new drugs
Nitash Balsara: Graduates, postdocs, and the startup culture
David Schaffer: Putting research to work for the public good
Martin Mulvihill: The green entrepreneur 24 new faculty profile

The super-microscopic art of Ke Xu
Dean's desk
New & notable
Alumna spotlight
Donor spotlight
New faculty profile

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Previous Issues

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Catalyst Magazine V 13.1

V 13.1 (Spring/Summer 2018)
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Catalyst V 12.1

V 12.1 (Spring/Summer 2017)
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Catalyst Magazine V 11.1 V 11.2 (Fall 2016)
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Catalyst Magazine 11.1 V 11.1
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