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From the Chemistry Department

Shagufta Shabbir, Conrad Fjetland, Carlos Baiz, Emily Que, and Lauren Webb Promoted

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Shagufta Shabbir, Conrad Fjetland, Carlos Baiz, Emily Que, and Lauren Webb have been promoted, effective September 1, 2021. Conrad Fjetland has been promoted to Senior Lecturer and Shagufta Shabbir has been promoted to Associate Professor of Instruction. Carlos Baiz has been promoted...

Que Research Published in JACS

Cover art by Gulshan Kishore and Kanchan Aggarwal Recent chemical biology research efforts in the Que lab have resulted in a publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled “Visible Light Mediated Bidirectional Control over Carbonic Anhydrase Activity in Cells and in Vivo Using Azobenzenesulfonamides.” In this pape...

Emily Que Receives Paul Saltman Young Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Emily Que is the recipient of the Paul Saltman Young Investigator Award from the Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference (MIB GRC). The MIB GRC is regarded as the pre-eminent forum for cutting-edge research in bioinorganic chemistry. Que gave her award lecture this week discussing her lab's work in developing fluorescent pr...

Kanchan Aggarwal Receives Safety-First Leadership Fellowship

Graduate student Kanchan Aggarwal is the recipient of the second annual Safety-First Leadership Fellowship awarded in the Department of Chemistry. Kanchan was selected based on her ambitious proposal where she will provide the leadership structure in expanding the role of the Chemistry Student Safety Organization (CSSO) by various safety initiative...

Que Group Paper Featured in JACS Young Investigators Virtual Issue

  "19F PARASHIFT Probes for Magnetic Resonance Detection of H2O2 and Peroxidase Activity," published by the Emily Que lab, is featured in the Journal of the American Chemical Society Young Investigators Virtual Issue 2019. The issue highlights premier research by outstanding young investigators published in 2...

Carlos Baiz and Emily Que Receive Teaching Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Assistant Professors Carlos Baiz and Emily Que, recipients of the 2018 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes faculty who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of our students. The recipients were honored at last night's Teaching Discovery Dinner. 

Que Group Students Win at 3MT

Two graduate students in Emily Que's research group received top places at the second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Texas at Austin. Rahul Kadakia won the people’s choice award and Kanchan Aggarwal is the first place winner. Kanchan advances to the regional competition in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 3M...

Que Research Featured in Discover Magazine's Top Stories of 2016

Emily Que's postdoctoral research at Northwestern University is featured at number 47 in Discover Magazine's 100 Top Stories of 2016.  Zinc Spark   In 2014, Que's postdoctoral research with Professors Tom O'Halloran and Teresa Woodruff focused on imaging and quantifying zinc in mouse eggs during fer...

Que Research Published in JACS

Emily Que's research group recently published a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  "Exploiting Copper Redox for 19F Magnetic Resonance-Based Detection of Cellular Hypoxia" This paper describes a new MRI contrast agent platform that utilizes a Cu(II)/Cu(I) redox switch to selectively detect hypoxic environments in cel...

Que Research Reveals Origin of Fertilization-Induced Zinc Sparks

Dr. Emily Que published an article in Nature Chemistry titled "Quantitative mapping of zinc fluxes in the mammalian egg reveals the origin of fertilization-induced zinc sparks." This work comes from her post-doctoral research at Northwestern University in the laboratories of Drs. Thomas O’Halloran and Teresa Woodruff.   The amount of zinc pr...

New faculty joining the department

The department is pleased to announce that Drs.  Emily Que and Sean Roberts will be joining the department in the 2013/2014 academic year.   Sean Roberts received his PhD from MIT under the supervision of Andrei Tokmakoff.  He went on to hold a postdoctoral position at the University of Southern California in the labs of Stephen ...