faculty

Mercy Anyika, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office Location

Fall 2021
Not on campus

Specialization(s)

Specializations: Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

Research Interests: Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry 

Biography/Details

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at The University of Nairobi, Dr. Anyika earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University, developing methods for the determination of absolute stereochemistry.  She then carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Kansas developing inhibitors of the Hsp90 protein as a target for neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.  Before joining Westmont in 2020, she taught chemistry at Metropolitan Community College, MO for four years where she did research on total synthesis of biologically active molecules.