My name is Eavan (pronounced Ahh-ven) Donovan. I am from Naples, FL, and recently graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Chemistry and minor in Biochemistry.
My past research experiences have been all around the globe and have ranged from structural biology, neurobiology, and biochemistry topics. At the Leibniz Institute in Berlin Germany I studied the plant protein PsbO using liquid state NMR under Hartmut Oschkinat. I extended my stay in Berlin with a short project in an Ear, Nose, and Throat Lab at the Charité Hospital studying the effect of cisplatin on cochlear cells. Finally, I researched the protein interactions of MIT domain containing proteins with ESCRT proteins under Wesley Sundquist at the University of Utah.
At Columbia, I am excited to continue research in structural biology while continuing to build upon the techniques and diverse fields I am fascinated by. As a trained chemist and a biologist at heart, I am excited to explore a range of fields and am not afraid to go outside my comfort zone.