Lauren J. DePue
Assistant Professor of Practice


Hometown:  Rabbit Hash, Ky

Education:  B.S. Biology/B.A. Chemistry, University of Kentucky
M.S. Chemistry, Yale University
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Biography:  Lauren DePue received two bachelor degrees, summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2004.  She earned a Masters in Chemistry from Yale University and completed her Ph.D. in 2013 (Supervisor Richard Jones) in the area of d-block coordination complexes and chemical vapor deposition.  She joined the FRI program in 2013 and runs the Functional Materials Stream as well as administers the FRI stream sort program.


Emily L. Que


Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota

Education: B.S. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Biography: Emily Que grew up in Minnesota where she attended the University of Minnesota and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2004. She then moved to California to pursue her Ph.D. at UC-Berkeley, where she developed Gd complexes for use as metal ion sensors for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) under the mentorship of Prof. Chris Chang (2004-2009). Emily did her postdoctoral studies in metal imaging and reproductive biology with Profs. Thomas O’Halloran and Teresa Woodruff at Northwestern University (2009-2014), studying the roles of zinc during mammalian fertilization. She joined the faculty at UT-Austin in 2014 and has built a research program in bioinorganic chemistry, pursuing projects in the development of 1) contrast agents for MRI and 2) chemical tools for studying cellular metalloproteins.

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