Speaking Engagements

**Check the list of Public Lectures to find the most updated list of lectures open to the public.

Select List of Invited Public and Private Lectures and Seminars

  1. Natural products from Italian medicinal plants: Potential anti-biofilm agents for MRSA. (poster) National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Graduate Student Research Festival (NGSRF). Bethesda, MD 10/10-10/12/2007.
  2. Mechanistic studies on staphylococcal quorum quenching natural products. (poster) NIH Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. Natural Products: Drugs and medicines for all reasons and seasons. 12/2012. Bethesda, MD.
  3. From the field to the pharmacy: The important role of TCAM to the future of public health. (Oral presentation). Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Conference, Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. 12/2013. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  4. The ethnobotanical approach to anti-infective drug discovery. (Oral presentation). Indonesia-American National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers in Science symposium. 7/2014. Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia.
  5. Atlanta Botanical Gardens for the Science Café Public Lecture Series: “Medicines from Nature: Adventures of a Medical Ethnobotanist”, Atlanta, GA, 8/2014.
  6. Emory Wiseheart Society, special lecture “The Power of Plants”, Roswell, GA 5/31/2015.
  7. Fernbank Museum of Natural History for the special exhibit “The power of poison”: “Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants”, Atlanta, GA 3/1/2015..Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, special lecture “Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants”, Des Moines, IA 5/17/2015.
  8. Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture and ‘Garden Walk’ at the Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago “Medical ethnobotany and the discovery of new drugs for antibiotic resistant infections.” Chicago, IL 7/17/2015
  9. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Colloquium, Northeastern University. Boston, MA, 10/14/2015.
  10. Research Seminar Series, Georgia State University “Natural product inhibitors of bacterial pathogenesis: A solution for the antibiotic resistance paradox?” Atlanta, GA. 1/29/2016.
  11. Biology/One Health Seminar, Berry College. “Going back to the future? Herbal medicines as the source of the next generation of antibiotics” Rome, GA 3/28/2016.
  12. Plant Biology Seminar, University of Georgia. “Going back to the future? Herbal medicines as the source of the next generation of antibiotics” Athens, GA 11/7/2016.
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