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

We have some exciting new job opportunities with the Quave Research Group at Emory University! Job listings are now posted and we will evaluate candidates and schedule interviews in mid-June. See the links below for full job descriptions and application instructions.  Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology. We are seeking a microbiologist…

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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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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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