Our Research Mission
The Quave Research Group at Emory University is composed of an interdisciplinary team of scientists who are passionate about applying ethnobotanical research towards the improvement of human health. Ethnobotany is the study of human interactions with plants. This can include anything from the use of plants for medicine, food, shelter, construction, art, crafts, and more. The focus of most ethnobotanical research is with traditional societies that incorporate wild plants into their daily life.
Our research group takes the ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery. In other words, we study the botanical ingredients used in traditional medicines for infectious disease to discover new solutions for one of the world’s most pressing medical issues: antibiotic resistance. Our research has already shown that some medicinal plants are good sources of novel druggable compounds that can be used to either enhance or restore the efficacy of existing lines of antibiotics.
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Want to support our research?
You can make a charitable donation to support research underway at the Quave Research Group through the Emory University Giving website. More info is available here.
If you want to cite this website:
Quave, C.L. (2005 onwards) Quave Research Group Website. Version 11.0, April 2015. http://www.etnobotanica.us/.