New review published: Opportunities for Plant Natural Products in Infection Control

We have a new review article published in Current Opinion in Microbiology: Salam, A. and C.L. Quave (2018). Opportunities for plant natural products in infection control. Current Opinion in Microbiology 45: 189-194 [Link] Abstract: The continued spread of antimicrobial resistance represents one of the most serious infectious disease threats to global…

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Summer Field Research

We had an amazing time collecting plants during our summer field research expedition to a native pine habitat in south Georgia this summer! We’ve posted photos and videos of our work on our various social media accounts. Check them out! Follow Dr. Quave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuaveEthnobot Follow Dr. Quave on Instagram: http://instagram.com/quaveethnobot/…

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New Antibiotic Discovery Project Funded

I’m excited to announce that our project “Novel compounds from botanical innovation yields Acinetobacter treatments” was selected for funding via the R21 mechanism at NIH/NIAID. This is a collaborative project to be undertaken together between the Quave Research Group at Emory University, with co-investigator Dr. Julia Kubanek’s group at Georgia…

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New Job Opportunities in the Quave Research Group

Update: We have filled all of the openings advertised this summer. Thanks for your interest in the lab! Follow us on Social Media for new job listings as they become available. We have some exciting new job opportunities with the Quave Research Group at Emory University! Job listings are now posted…

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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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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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