Dr. Mira Kanzelberger serves as a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Collaborating with Dr. Jeffrey Rohde, she has been conducting research in synthetic organic chemistry since 2015 to further FISH and FIWH initiatives. The research projects fall in the general area of Medicinal Chemistry, with an emphasis on neglected diseases and the synthesis of small molecules of interest to the pharmaceutical industry, and provide excellent opportunities for interested students to gain hands-on research experience in organic synthesis. She has also been teaching primarily organic chemistry lab courses.
Before coming to Franciscan, she worked in medicinal chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry and taught chemistry at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA. She holds a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.
Instructor, Franciscan University of Steubenville Fall 2015 – present Taught a survey of mathematics course for liberal arts students satisfying their core requirement; calculus for business majors; and abstract algebra, ring theory, linear algebra, and discrete mathematics for mathematics, computer science, and pre-engineering majors.
Instructor, Saint Vincent College Fall 2009 – Spring 2015; Taught first, second and third calculus courses, all for math, science or engineering majors; and first and second calculus courses for business, biology, and pharmacy majors. Also a methods of proof transition course for math majors and minors; linear algebra; and a first semester of abstract algebra.
Instructor, Colby College Fall 2008 – Spring 2009; Taught an intro to mathematical logic course for math majors, and a second calculus course. Also, a calculus with pre-calculus course, which started in the fall semester and continued into the January term, covering the same material as a regular first calculus course but with more background and thus requiring more time.
Reading Group Leader, University of Notre Dame Spring 2007; Met weekly with a small group of interested undergraduate students and led them through an introduction to mathematical logic and Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem.
Instructor, University of Notre Dame Summer 2006 – Fall 2007; Taught an introductory calculus course for first-year business students. Also twice taught a terminal calculus course for arts and letters students, intended for an audience with math backgrounds which are insufficient for business, science, or engineering calculus, and students required permission from the dean to enroll.
Dinitrogen Complexes of Pincer-Ligated Iridium. R. Ghosh, M. Kanzelberger, T. Emge, G. S. Hall, and A. S. Goldman. Organometallics 2006, 25, 5668-5671.
Selective Addition to Iridium of Aryl C—H Bonds Ortho to Coordinating Groups. Not Chelation-Assisted. X. Zhang, M. Kanzelberger, T. Emge, and A. S. Goldman. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126(41), 13192-13193.
Distinct Thermodynamics for the Formation and Cleavage of N—H Bonds in Aniline and Ammonia. Directly-Observed Reductive Elimination of Ammonia from an Isolated Amido Hydride Complex. M. Kanzelberger, X. Zhang, T. Emge, A. S. Goldman, J. Zhao, and J. F. Hartwig. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 13644-13645.
Combined Computational and Experimental Study of Substituent Effects on the Thermodynamics of H2, CO, Arene, and Alkane Addition to Iridium. K. Krogh-Jespersen, M. Czerw, K. Zhu, B. Singh, M. Kanzelberger, N. Darji, P. Achord, K. Renkema, and A. S. Goldman. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124(36), 10797-10809.
DFT/ECP Study of C—H Activation by (PCP)Ir and (PCP)Ir(H)2 (PCP = eta3 -1,3- C6H3(CH2PR2)2). Enthalpies and Free Energies of Associative and Dissociative Pathways. K. Krogh-Jespersen, M. Czerw, M. Kanzelberger, and A. S. Goldman. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 2001, 41, 56-63.
Addition of C—H Bonds to the Catalytically Active Complex (PCP)Ir (PCP = eta3 -2,6- ( t Bu2PCH2)2C6H3). M. Kanzelberger, B. Singh, M. Czerw, K. Krogh-Jespersen, and A. S. Goldman. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122(44), 11017-11018.
Azole Phenoxy Hydroxyureas as Selective and Orally Active Inhibitors of 5-Lip-oxygenase. M. S. Malamas, R. P. Carlson, D. Grimes, R. Howell, K. Glaser, I. Gunawan, J. A. Nelson, M. Kanzelberger, U. Shah, and D. A. Hartman. J. Med. Chem. 1996, 39(1), 237-245.