Margarita Kirova-Snover

Margarita Kirova-Snover

Dr. Margarita Kirova-Snover is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Prior to joining Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2011, she was a Senior Research Scientist I in the Medicinal Chemistry Department at AMRI, Inc. (Albany Molecular Research). Dr. Kirova-Snover is active in the continued improvement of chemical education and mentoring program in organic chemistry lecture and laboratory.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar (Organic Chemistry), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Ph.D. (Chemistry), Wayne State University

    M.S. (Chemistry), Western Kentucky University

    Dipl. Chem. Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Higher Institute of Chemical Technology, Sofia


  • Guzi, T.; Tian, Y.; Shipps, G. W.; Bogen, S. L.; Nair, L. G.; Ma, Y.; Shizuka, M.; Voss, M. E.; Lahue, B. R.; Kirova-Snover, M.; Liu, Y.; Gibeau, C. R.; Wang, Y.; Brent, C. W.; Weidong, P.; McCoy, M. A.; “Substituted Piperidines as HDM2 Inhibitors.” World Patent WO 2013096150, June 27, 2013.
  • Bogen, S. L.; Ma, Y.; Wang, Y.; Lahue, B. R.; Nair, L. G.; Shizuka, M.; Voss, M. E.; Kirova-Snover, M.; Pan, W.; Tian, Y.; Kulkarni, B. A.; Gibeau, C. R.; Liu, Y.; Scapin, G.; Rindgen, D.; Doll, R. J.; Guzi, T. J.; Hicklin, D. J.; Nomeir, A.; Seidel-Dugan, C.; Shipps, G. W.; Maccoss, M. “Substituted Piperidines that Increase p53 Activity and the Uses thereof.” World Patent WO 2011046771, April 21, 2011.
  • Rigby, J. H.; Kirova-Snover, M. “Studies on Intramolecular Cr(0)-Promoted [6+2] Cycloaddition Reactions. Synthesis of beta-Cedrene.” Tetrahedron Lett. 1997, 38, 8153.
  • Rigby, J. H.; Kirova, M.; Niyaz, N. M.; Mohammadi, F. “Intramolecular, Metal-Promoted [6+2] Triene/Alkyne Cycloaddition Reactions.” Synlett 1997, 805.
  • Dahl, D. B.; Davies, C.; Hyden, R.; Kirova, M. L.; Lloyd, W. G. “The Pd(II)-Catalyzed Homogeneous Isomerization of Hexenes.” J. Mol. Catal. 1997, 123, 91.
  • Rigby, J. H.; Rege, S. D.; Sandanayaka, V. P.; Kirova, M. L. “Studies on Intramolecular Higher-Order Cycloaddition Reactions.” J. Org. Chem. 1996, 61, 842.
  • Kirova, M. L.; Dahl, D. B.; Lloyd, W. G. “Isomerization and Oxidation of Linear Hexenes with Methanolic Pd(II).” J. Mol. Catal. 1994, 88, 301.
  • Schultz, A. G.; Kirova-Snover, M. L. “Intramolecular Cycloaddition Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes with 1,3-Biradicals Generated from Thermolysis of Spiro[2,5]octa-1,4-dien-3-ones. Photochemical and Acid-Catalyzed Dienone-Phenol Rearrangement of the Resultant Cycloadducts.” 36th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, Madison, WI, June 1999