Amanda Silberstein, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Chemistry
(805) 565-7061

Office Location

Whittier Science 215 (inside WS 216)

Office Available

Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
and by appointment



Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Dr. Silberstein graduated from Caltech and earned her doctorate at UCLA. As a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, she examined the effectiveness and toxicity of polyamides targeting liver cancer in cell culture. She won numerous fellowships during her graduate studies and served as an intern at Genentech in San Francisco. Her research at Westmont focuses her on synthetic chemistry, and she hopes in the future to work on total synthesis, making naturally occurring small molecules.