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The #planthunters return! Success in finding some large Morning glory (Ipomoea tubers) as day 3 of #ExpeditionIchauway comes to an end. #QuaveLab
Happy Father’s Day Marco! He’s spending it during #fieldwork teaching his daughter a bit of carpentry as they build a plant drier. #FathersDayWeekend #skillbuilding
#fieldwork with kids :) Training the next generation of scientists in #QuaveLab ! #phdmom #drmom #ExpeditionIchauway
My “desk” on this buggy muggy morning 😁 #ExpeditionIchauway @EmoryHerbarium #botany #fieldwork
Day 2 of #ExpeditionIchauway tally: 2 bee stings, 3 blisters, innumerable quantity of gnats involuntarily eaten, 1 tantrum from the youngest crew member (5 y.o.) who'd had enough with the gnats, collected 8 species, filled 1 plant drier & made this PI happy & exhausted! #QuaveLab
“It smells like root beer!” That’s because this is the plant source of the original root beer! Sassafras albidium. We’ve collected enough samples for our research & maybe just a bit more to brew up our own batch of natural fermented root beer! Stay tuned....
These #QuaveLab students are strong! Digging & sawing to pull out this stubborn Sassafras albidum sample for analysis! Sassafras has been used by many tribal nations as a medicine for everything from bee stings to wounds, cuts & bruises! It’s also a #wildfood! #ExpeditionIchauway
Beautiful wild blackberries everywhere here! I…
Yucca filamentosa in the Asparagaceae family has a long history of medicinal use by native people of the Americas. We’re most interested in the roots, which were used by the Catawba as a decoction for skin disease & the Cherokee as a salve for sores. #ExpeditionIchauway #QuaveLab
Plant collecting isn’t always easy! Marco had to put some muscle into collecting these roots from Yucca filamentosa on #ExpeditionIchauway
#iamabotanist #QuaveLab @EmoryHerbarium
#ExpeditionIchauway day 2 begins!
We’re having fun trying out the new gear and assembling our work kits for tomorrow! #ExpeditionIchauway is off to a good start with some awesome #teamwork and laughter :) #QuaveLab @EmoryHerbarium
Day 1- We’ve arrived! #ExpeditionIchauway begins... now to the busy work of unloading and assembling our equipment! #QuaveLab #Emory #planthunter
And that's a wrap! We had a great time filming today! My kids are stoked to have been included too :) This small piece will air on a new program called "Life" later this year on the network RTL Germany. #womeninscience #scicomm #phdlife #phdmom #emory #ethnobotany
Congratulations to @emorycshh Asst. Prof Cassandra Quave for earning the 2018 @EmoryAdmission Faculty Appreciation Award! @QuaveEthnobot #Emory #QuaveLab
Busy morning of filming at home with a German TV crew! Talking about #ethnobotany #research #antibioticresistance #AMR #drugdiscovery #womeninscience #phdmom #medicinalplants! Now we’re off to shoot the next scene at #QuaveLab and @EmoryHerbarium @EmoryUniversity
"Botany,—the science of the vegetable kingdom, is one of the most attractive, most useful, and most extensive departments of human knowledge. It is, above every other, the science of beauty."
~Sir Joseph Paxton, 'Peter Parley's Cyclopedia of Botany' (1838)
To celebrate Peter Raven's admirable efforts to save the world, we'll be presenting the renowned botanist with the Hubbard medal, National Geographic's highest honor, at the National Geographic Awards tomorrow. Details: https://t.co/goErzqfPzW #NatGeoFest
My hubby & kiddos finished building 2 new plant driers for #ExpeditionIchauway ! I asked him to make them big & he delivered! We have a #QuaveLab tradition to name them. Any ideas? We were thinking Hercules and Goliath - but share options in comments if u have some!
Countdown to #ExpeditionIchauway ! Just 2 more days! We’ve sprayed our field clothes with permethrin to help ward off biting insects. Tomorrow will be a busy day in #QuaveLab for final gear prep.
I got a new plaque! Thanks @emorycollege for this sweet recognition for support of the Office of Admissions! Totally unexpected & appreciated! 😁
NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal products.
Why study plants in the search for new drugs? Beyond a long tradition of humans using plants as a major source of medicine over millenia... many of our modern pharmaceuticals originated from plants!
#pharmacognosy #drugdiscovery #medicine #ethnobotany #medicinalplants #botany
It seems like a world away... and yet so very close to my heart. While we're busy prepping for our next #planthunter expedition in the pine forests of south Georgia, I can't help thinking about our wonderful time on #ExpeditonEgadi . Stay tuned for posts on #ExpeditionIchauway !
Check out highlights from ⚡️ “#ExpeditionEgadi 2017” #ethnobotany #iamabotanist #herbaria #womeninStem #fieldwork
Between speaking at conferences on traditional medicine, dermatology, ethnobotany & microbiology - I've had a packed travel schedule! I'm so excited to turn my attention back to #QuaveLab & our upcoming #planthunter expedition in S. GA! Stay tuned for more on #ExpeditionIchauway
Baobab trees can live for 2,500 years. They've seen empires rise and fall. But in the last 12 years, the oldest and biggest ones have either died or started dying.
Trees That Have Lived for Millennia Are Suddenly Dying
The oldest baobabs are collapsing, and there's only one likely explanation.
Really nice talk by @QuaveEthnobot I liked the provocative call outs at the end. Rethinking #antibiotics a must Wish I could have stayed. Off to ✈️.
Thank you #ASMIcrobe for an amazing meeting. All of the talks were fantastic. Think the blend of HMB and AAC is really working.
@QuaveEthnobot PS in case you wonder the quote is by Ian, not Alexander 😊 #ASMicrobe