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Cecilia Marzabadi

Cecilia Marzabadi, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Dr. Marzabadi's research is in the synthesis of novel, carbohydrate-based compounds to be used as potential drugs.

I have been at Seton Hall University since 1999. My training is in organic chemistry and I teach this subject at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

My research interests are in synthetic organic and carbohydrate chemistry. The work being done by my research group involves the synthesis of small, carbohydrate-based molecules to be used as potential therapeutics. Areas we are currently targeting are molecules for the treatment of epilepsy, other central nervous system disorders, and cancer.

I also study issues related to the recruitment and retention of women in the sciences and mathematics.


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • M.S., Saint Louis University
  • A.B., Saint Louis University

Academic Distinctions

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2006-2007 (sabbatical leave).
  • Acting Director, Elizabeth Ann Seton Center for Women's Studies, 2005-2006.
  • Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Chemistry, 1999-2004.

  • University Research Council grant recipient, 2000 and 2006.
  • Provost's Challenge Grant recipient, 2005.
  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1994.



Office Phone
(973) 761-9032


Office Location
Room 313
The Science and Technology Center


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