Spitha, Natalia; Zhang, Yujian; Pazicni, Samuel; Fullington, Sarah A.; Morais, Carla; Buchberger, Amanda R.; Doolittle, Pamela. S. “Supporting submicroscopic reasoning in students’ explanations of absorption phenomena using a simulation-based activity,” Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2024, 25(1), 133–150.

Crandell, Olivia M.; Pazicni, Samuel. Leveraging cognitive resources to investigate the impact of molecular orientation on students’ activation of symmetry resources, Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2023, 24(1), 353-368.

Howe, M. E.; Kim, M. M.; Pazicni, S. Graduate student women’s perceptions of faculty careers: The critical role of departmental values and support in career choice. JACS Au 2022, 2(6), 1443–1456.

Howe, M. E.; Schaffer, L. V.; Styles, M. J.; Pazicni, S. Exploring favors affecting interest in chemistry faculty careers among graduate student women: Results from a local pilot study, Journal of Chemical Education 2022, 99(1), 92–103.

Spitha, N.; Doolittle, P. S.; Buchberger, A. R.; Pazicni, S. A simulation-based guided inquiry activity for deriving the Beer-Lambert law, Journal of Chemical Education 2021, 98(5), 1705–1711.

Pazicni, S.; Wink, D. J.; Donovan, A.; Conrad, J. A; Darr, J. P.; Morgan Theall, R. A.; Richter-Egger, D. L.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Walker, D. R. The American Chemical Society General Chemistry Performance Expectations Project: From task force to three-dimensional learning community. Journal of Chemical Education 2021, 98(4), 1112–1123.

Pazicni, S.; Flynn, A. B. Systems Thinking in Chemistry Education: Theoretical challenges and opportunities. Journal of Chemical Education 2019, 96 (12), 2752-2763.

Reinholz, D.; Slominski, T.; French, T. A.; Pazicni, S.; Rasmussen, C.; McCoy, B. Good problems within and across disciplines. Journal of Research in STEM Education 2018, 4(1), 37-53.

Pyburn, D. T.; Pazicni, S.; Benassi, V. A.; and Tappin, E. M. The Testing Effect: An intervention on behalf of low-skilled comprehenders in general chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education 2014, 91 (12), 2045-2057.

Pyburn, D. T.; Pazicni, S. Applying the Multilevel Framework of Discourse Comprehension to evaluate the text characteristics of General Chemistry textbooks. Journal of Chemical Education 2014, 91 (6), 778-783.

Pazicni, S.; Pyburn, D. T. “Intervening on behalf of low-skilled comprehenders in a college general chemistry course,” In Applying the Science of Learning in Education: Infusing psychological science into the curriculum; Benassi, V. A., Overson, C. E., & Hakala, C. M., Eds.; Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site:, 2014.

Pazicni, S.; Bauer, C. F. Characterizing illusions of competence in introductory chemistry students. Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2014, 15 (1), 24-34.

Pyburn, D. T.; Pazicni, S.; Benassi, V. A.; and Tappin, E. M. Assessing the relation between language comprehension and general chemistry performance. Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2013, 14 (4), 524-541.

Vázquez, A. V.; McLoughlin, K.; Sabbagh, M.; Runkle, A. C.; Simon, J. ; Coppola, B. P.; Pazicni, S. Writing-to-teach: A new pedagogical approach to elicit explanative writing in undergraduate chemistry students. Journal of Chemical Education 2012, 89 (8), 1025-1031.


Patenaude, B. F.; Berda, E. B.; Pazicni, S. Probing secondary coordination sphere interactions within porphyrin-cored polymer nanoparticles. Polymer Chemistry 2022, 13(5) 677-683.

Rodriguez, K. J.; Hanlon, A. M.; Lyon, C. K.; Cole, J. P.; Tuten, B. T.; Tooley, C. A.; Berda, E. B.; Pazicni, S. Porphyrin-cored polymer nanoparticles: Macromolecular models for heme iron coordination. Inorganic Chemistry 2016, 55(19), 9493-9496.

Tooley, C. A.; Pazicni, S.; Berda, E. B. Toward single-site synthetic [FeFe] hydrogenase mimics: Single chain nanoparticles bearing a diiron cluster. Polymer Chemistry 2015, 6(44), 7646-7651.

Smith, A. T.; Pazicni, S.; Marvin, K. A.; Stevens, D. J.; Paulsen, K. M.; Burstyn, J. N. Functional divergence of heme-thiolate proteins: A classification based on spectroscopic attributes. Chemical Reviews 2015, 115 (7), 2532-2558.

Bhave, D. P.; Han, W.-G.; Pazicni, S.; Penner-Hahn, J. E.; Carroll, K. S.; Noodleman, L.  A geometric and electrostatic study of the [4Fe-4S] cluster of adenosine-5´-phosphosulfate reductase from broken symmetry density functional calculations and extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 50 (14), 6610-6625.

Koutmou, K. S.; Casiano-Negroni, A.; Getz, M. M.; Pazicni, S.; Penner-Hahn, J. E.; Al-Hashimi, H. M.; Fierke, C. A. NMR and XAS reveal an inner-sphere metal binding site in the P4 helix of the metallo-ribozyme ribonuclease P. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 2010, 107 (6), 2479-2484.

Chen, H.; Pazicni, S.; Krett, N. L.; Ahn, R.; Penner-Hahn, J. E.; Rosen, S. T.; O’Halloran, T. V. Coencapsulation of arsenic- and platinum-based drugs for targeted cancer treatment. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2009, 48 (49), 9295-9299.

Naranuntarat, A.; Jensen, L. T.; Pazicni, S.; Penner-Hahn, J. E.; Culotta, V. C. The interaction of mitochondrial iron with superoxide dismutase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2009, 284 (34), 22633-22640.

Cherney, M. M.; Pazicni, S.; Frank, N.; Marvin, K. A.; Kraus, J.; Burstyn, J. N. Ferrous human cystathionine β-synthase loses activity during enzyme assay due to a ligand switch process. Biochemistry 2007, 46 (45), 13199-13210.

Pazicni, S.; Cherney, M. M.; Lukat-Rodgers, G. S.; Oliveriusová, J.; Kraus, J.; Rodgers, K. R.; Burstyn, J. N. The heme of cystathionine β-synthase likely undergoes a temperature-induced redox-mediated ligand switch. Biochemistry 2005, 44 (51), 16785–16795.

Pazicni, S.; Lukat-Rodgers, G. S.; Oliveriusová, J.; Rees, K. A.; Parks, R. B.; Clark, R. W.; Kraus, J.; Rodgers K. R.; and Burstyn, J. N. The redox behavior of heme in cystathionine β-synthase is pH dependent. Biochemistry 2004, 43 (46), 14684–14695.