New Paper on Bioactivity of St. John’s Wort

Take a look at our latest article on the anti-infective properties of traditinal medicinal preparations. Here, we provide an example of traditional knowledge demonstrating sophisticated competence: harnessing a powerful plant while excluding a negative side-effect. This article is available by open access, free to view or download at the link…

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2017-2018 Speaking Schedule

Dr. Quave’s 2017-2018 Speaking Schedule Updated: 7/21/2017 Public Lectures Keynote public lecture. “Plants, magic and molecules: The search for new cures from old remedies”. Cornell Botanic Gardens, Public Lecture, Ithaca, New York, 10/10/2017. University Research Seminars University of North Carolina Greensboro, Department of Chemistry Seminar. “Ethnobotany and the search for…

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New paper on marine natural products

Our latest work in collaboration with Julia Kubanek’s group of the Georgia Institute of Technology has just been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry: Lavoie, S., D. Brumley, T.S. Alexander, C. Jasmin, F.A. Carranza, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave, and J. Kubanek. (2017) Iodinated meroditerpenes from a red alga Callophycus…

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Quave receives grant from University Research Committee

Dr. Quave has received a grant in the amount of $30,000 from the Emory University Research Committee to support her fieldwork this summer in Sicily on the project: “Investigation into the antibacterial potential of medicinal plants of the Aegadian Islands, Italy“. Working with collaborators at the University of Palermo and…

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Quave Lab featured in new Nat Geo Channel show on 3/13

Tune in to the National Geographic Channel on Monday, March 13th at 9pm EST to catch Episode 2 of the new series “Origins: The Journey of Humankind”. The Quave Lab is featured in the medicine episode “Cheating Death“. We’ll also hold a screening of the show, followed by Q&A with…

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Quave to give ID Seminar Thurs, March 9th

Emory colleagues and students: I’ll be giving the Emory School of Medicine Infectious Disease Seminar this Thursday (March 9) at 8 am in the Klamon Room of the Claudia Nance Rollings building: “Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of Antibiotic Potentiators”. Hope to see you there!

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New paper on anti-virulence activity of Peppertree

Our latest work on botanical inhibitors of bacterial quorum sensing is out today in the Nature journal, Scientific Reports. “Virulence inhibitors from Brazilian Peppertree block quorum sensing and abate dermonecrosis in skin infection models” is available by open access. Abstract: Widespread antibiotic resistance is on the rise and current therapies…

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