Quave Lab Schedule at ASM Microbe Conference

Quave Lab is presenting at ASM Microbe – come see us! Saturday, 6/9/18, 11am-1pm in building B poster hall: Jubilee Park presenting her work on resistance modifying agents for Acinetobacter baumannii at Poster 787 Sunday, 6/10/18, 12:45-1:30 pm in the Exhibit and Poster hall, Building B – 369. Dr. Quave…

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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

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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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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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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Support the Quave Research Group on #GivingTuesday

Looking for a cause to support on ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬? Please consider a donation to the Quave Research group. Funds will be used to support student research and will enable us to broaden our search for new therapies for conditions like MRSA infection, eczema, acne, and many other antibiotic resistant infections. All…

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Our work on Chestnut and MRSA featured in BioTechniques

Excerpt from the piece: Cutting Off Communication Researchers have found a plant extract that halts Staphylococcus aureus infections without promoting resistance. Will this lead to a new way to treat bacterial infections? Read more… http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Cutting-Off-Communication/biotechniques-360385.html#.VfGkmfm2Vsv

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