Dr. Kristi Lazar Cantrell

Dr. Lazar Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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

Office Hours
Monday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:15 - 3:15 pm
and by appointment


Specialization
Biochemistry

 

 

Class Schedule Spring 2015
Class Code
Title
Day
Time
Location
CHM-150-1 Advanced Biochemistry
M W F
9:15 am - 10:20 am
PH 109
CHM-102L-3 Organic Chemistry lI Lab
Tuesday
1:15 am - 5:15 pm
WS 202
CHM-102L-2
Organic Chemistry II Lab
Thursday
8:00 am - noon
WS 202
CHM-198-2 Chemical Research
by arrangement
 

Dr. Cantrell's area of expertise is in protein aggregation, including the deposits of misfolded proteins thought to be responsible for many degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. For ten weeks every summer she mentors two Westmont undergraduate research students. Recent students focused on the aggregation of protein models of apolipoprotein A-I, a protein that helps remove cholesterol from the body. “I’m interested in delving into the structural level, trying to figure out what the protein looks like in the aggregate,” she says.