Dr. Kristi Lazar Cantrell

Dr. Lazar Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Pre Health Advisor

Phone: (805) 565-6175
Email: klazar@westmont.edu
Office Location: Whittier Science 213 (inside WS 216)

Office Hours
Summer 2017
by appointment


Vitae: Dr. Cantrell


On Sabbatical Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Class Code


Kristi grew up in Visalia, CA and graduated from Westmont College (B.S., Chemistry), Princeton University (M.S., Chemistry) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., Chemistry). She undertook two years of postdoctoral research at Genentech Inc., a biotechnology company, before returning to Westmont. Her research focus involves protein aggregation, including alpha-helical and beta-sheet fibril assembly. She currently serves on the executive council in the Los Padres section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She is also the pre-health advisor at Westmont.

Kristi is married to Shane. They delight in spending time with family. Kristi enjoys curling up with good book, writing letters, and exploring in Santa Barbara with Shane.

Research Interests

  • Peptide synthesis
  • alpha-helical and beta-sheet peptide fibrils
  • Peptide aggregation and disease