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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Quave to give talk to GA ACS 1/24 – open to public, register now!

Join me for a fun evening of scientific discussion, drinks and buffet dinner with the Georgia Chapter of the American Chemical Society. I’ll be giving a fun lecture on my lab’s work entitled “Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs for Antibiotic Resistant Infections”.  The event will be held…

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New paper on ethnobotany of Pantelleria Island

Check out our new publication by Quave & Saitta on the ethnobotany of Pantelleria Island in Economic Botany: “Forty-five years later: The shifting dynamic of traditional ecological knowledge on Pantelleria Island, Italy”   Abstract In 1969, Galt and Galt conducted an ethnobotanical survey in the community of Khamma on the…

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Quave Lab awarded grant for cancer research

Dr. Quave (Principal investigator) in collaboration with Co-investigators Dr. Jack Arbiser (Emory Dermatology) and Dr. Yuhong Du (Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center) have received a $50,000 grant from the Winship Invest$ award, made possible through the Melanoma Innovation Fund, a philanthropic fund established at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute by anonymous…

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Quave gives input on new ways to inspire students about botany

In the latest issue of Native Plant News, Dr. Quave’s research and writing on innovative ways to engage students in botany is featured. Quave encourages the use of tools from ethnobotany to engage students with the natural world: “The biggest ‘ah-ha’ moments come when [students] start to recognize their own…

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