Public lecture this Friday (2/21) in Boca Raton, FL!

I’ll be giving a public lecture on medicinal plants and the search for new antibiotics this Friday (2/21) at Florida Atlantic University! This lecture is free and open to the public as part of the Frontiers in Science Public Lecture series. My talk will feature descriptions of the exciting work…

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Quave to give invited lecture at Cornell University in 2014

Dr. Quave will present a lecture entitled “Medicines from Nature: An ethnobotanical approach to anti-infective drug discovery” for the Cornell University Department of Plant Biology seminar series on March 7th, 2014. She will also be presenting a guest lecture in Dr. Eloy Rodriguez’s “Medical Ethnobotany of New World Cultures” course.…

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Quave to give Anthropology Department Seminar at Emory University

Dr. Quave will present a lecture titled “Medicines from nature: Ethnobotany and the science of human health” as part of the Emory University Anthropology Department Seminar series on November 11th, 2013 in the Anthropology building, room 303 at 4:15 pm. Dr. Quave is an Associated Faculty member with the department.…

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New Article out on Bioprospecting and Ethics

A new review paper by Drs. Rose, Quave and Islam is out in the journal Ethnobiology and Conservation. The article, entitled “The Four-Sided Triangle of Ethics in Bioprospecting: Pharmaceutical Business, International Politics, Socio-Environmental Responsibility and the Importance of Local Stakeholders” addresses key issues in the bioprospecting process.The full article is…

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PhytoTEK awarded Georgia Research Alliance Venture Lab grant

July 20th, 2012. PhytoTEK LLC, the start-up biotech company co-founded by Dr. Cassandra Quave and Mr. Sahil Patel, was awarded a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Venture Lab Phase IA award in the amount of $25,000 for the proposal “Anti-infectives for Companion Animals”. The aims of this project are to pursue…

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Quave & collaborators awarded research grant from the National Institutes of Health

A grant proposal entitled “Mechanistic Studies on Staphylococcal Quorum Quenching Natural Products” has been selected for funding under the R01 mechanism from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health. The five year research project, totaling $1.829 million dollars, will be led by…

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Researchers Study Renaissance Herbals to Preserve the Botanical Tradition of the Ancient Mediterranean

ArtPlantae Today posted (1/27/2012) a wonderful piece reporting an interview with cultural anthropologist, Emanuela Appetiti, and historian of science, Alain Touwaide from the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. The full article can be accessed here.

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