Josta Kevenaar obtained her Bachelor’s degree Psychobiology at the UvA and her Master’s degree in Neurosciences cum laude at the VU in Amsterdam while she was continuously active in several committees and boards. Thereafter, she continued her academic career as a PhD-researcher at the department of Cell Biology at the Utrecht University.
Here, she studied the molecular processes underlying the regulation of intracellular transport and synaptic functioning. During this period, Josta published multiple scientific papers, successfully obtained project funding and coordinated several scientific outreach projects. In addition, she obtained multiple awards for her scientific presentations at national and international conferences and was active in multiple committees including the organizing committee of the graduate school. At Catalyze, Josta combines her strong scientific background with her project management skills to set-up collaborative partnerships between academia and industry and to facilitate innovative research projects.