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Cecile S. Santos Faculty Profile

Cecile S. Santos

Assistant Instructor of Chemistry
Faculty Pre-Health Advisor
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
RAC 120


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.


  • MS Organic Chemistry, UCLA, 1995
  • BS Chemistry, UCLA, 1989


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


  • Organic Chemistry I and II Lab (CHEM310L and CHEM311L)
  • Organic Chemistry I Prelab Lecture (CHEM310P)
  • General Chemistry I and II Lab (CHEM120L and CHEM121L)
  • General Chemistry I (CHEM120)