Meet the Faculty

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Cecile S. Santos

Visiting Instructor of Chemistry

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Thornton Administrative Center (TAC) 164
Phone: (310) 506-7317

  • M.S Organic Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. Chemistry,

Cecile Santos has taught general and organic chemistry at Seaver College as both an adjunct and visiting instructor since 2000. Previous to her time at Pepperdine University, she did research in the pharmaceutical industry (Berlex Biosciences in Richmond, CA and Applied Biosystems in Foster City, CA) synthesizing biologically-active molecules as new leads for the treatment of prostrate cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.


  • General Chemistry Lecture
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Elementary Organic Chemistry

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Project 88 Fellow, UCLA
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA

Academic Interests:

  • Synthesis of biologically-active organic molecules