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A catalyst, as defined by scientists, is a substance that accelerates chemical reactions. Bringing substances together is a fundamental component of a catalyst’s mechanism of action. Similarly, the Catalyst magazine is one place where the American University sciences come together to relay exciting developments, promote discourse, and provide inspiration for current, perspective and past students and faculty members.


Stefano Costanzi, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department

Student Editors

Mackenzie Kelley, Biochemistry Major, Class of 2019

Aaron Weiner, Biology Major, Class of 2017