Catalyst: Facets of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

The journal aims to capture the multiple facets of the department of Biochemistry and Biomedical by showcasing work from  undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and postdocs.

Catalyst will publish articles on a number of topics, including course project papers, individual perspectives and lab experiments. Catalyst features 4 article types: Papers (PAP), Perspectives (PER), Lab Experiments (LE) and Multimedia (MA)

Papers – these are course project essays. Papers featuring study questions and reviews of current courses, with suggestions on topics that should be included, are also highly encouraged.

2. Perspectives – these are reflections/narratives regarding various topics from different perspectives. For faculty these might encompass opinions on teaching, research, grant writing, etc. For students these might encompass viewpoints on learning, research, careers, etc.

3. Lab Experiments – these are short articles highlighting experiments in BBS. Articles focusing on tried, tested and simple laboratory experiments are especially sought after.  We also encourage articles on negative results.  This section can also include short research/ project reviews. These should not exceed 3000-5000 words with 3-5 diagrams or tables, and references listed should be representative rather than comprehensive.

4. Multimedia – these are collections of podcasts, videos or any other format depicting BBS life, research, education, teaching, etc.



Vol 1, No 1 (2016): Catalyst: Facets of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences


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AMPA subtype ionotropic glutamate receptor in complex with competitive antagonist ZK 200775. Ionotropic glutamate receptors are a major therapeutic target for epilepsy. For details, see the review by Li et al. inside. Figure generated in PyMOL using PDB structure 3KG2.