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Lawrence Que, Jr.

343 Smith Hall

Dr. Lawrence Que, Jr. photo
Larry Que in front of the University of Minnesota's periodic table of elements display case in Kolthoff Hall (see Iron Man, 2009) Photo: Patrick O’Leary

Research Overview

Interactions between iron and dioxygen are ubiquitous in Nature. The Que lab focuses primarly on the unique challenges associated with dioxygen activation by nonheme iron in biological systems. The research effort in the Que lab combines biological methods and inorganic synthesis with a range of spectroscopic and kinetic techniques to investigate how iron can activate dioxygen to carry out metabolically important and chemically interesting reactions. The group is divided into three subgroups: high-valent iron-oxo, bioinspired catalysis, and nonheme iron oxygenases.

High-Valent Iron Oxo
- Bioinspired Catalysis - Nonheme Iron Oxygenases


Que group

Que Group

Summer 2014: Row 1: Jennifer Bigelow

Row 2: Larry Que, Caleb Allpress, Mayank Puri, Jale Öcal, Anna Komor, Greg Rohde, Lisa Engstrom, Min Young Hyun, Jeongmi Bae, Jai Prakash

Row 3: Alireza Shokri, Will Oloo, Ang Zhou, Johannes Klein, Junyi Wang, Andy Jasniewski, Scott Kleespies, Waqas Rasheed


Current Group Members

  • Allpress, Caleb

  • Bae, Jeongmi

  • Bigelow, Jennifer

  • Engstrom, Lisa

  • Hyun, Min Young

  • Jasniewski, Andrew

  • Kleespies, Scott

  • Klein, Johannes

  • Komor, Anna

  • Öcal, Jale

  • Oloo, Williamson

  • Puri, Mayank

  • Prakash, Jai

  • Rasheed, Waqas

  • Rohde, Greg

  • Shokri, Alireza

  • Wang, Junyi

  • Zhou, Ang

Mailing Address:
343 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis MN 55455