Spotlight: Eve Winkleman
Eve Winkleman is a Biology and English Creative Writing major who will graduate from ASU and the ASU Honors Program in May. Eve has presented her research at the ASU Brown Bag twice and at the Phi Kappa Phi Research and Fine Arts Conference.
A former Arabic linguist for the US Army, Eve is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the TriBeta Biology Honors Society, and the Student Ambassador Board.
Eve's English research focused on the character of Mephistopheles in Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, reinterpreting him as a sympathetic hero in her paper, "Sympathy for the Devil." Dr. Wesley Kisting, Department of English and Foreign Languages, served as her advisor for the project, as well as serving as the chair of her Honors Thesis committee for her Biology and Chemistry research.
For her thesis, Eve is synthesizing deriatives of persin, an antifungal found in avocados that has potential as a breast cancer drug. Her presentation of her research, entitled "Persin Derivatives: Design & Execution," won first place in her category at the Phi Kappa Phi Research and Fine Arts Conference.
Eve will be spending her summer at a research internship studying cancer prevention at the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, Texas before attending veterinary school at UGA in the fall. Her faculty advisors are Dr. Donna Wear, Department of Biology, and Dr. Tom Crute, Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Physics.