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The  Quave Research Group is composed of an interdisciplinary team of scientists that focus on medical ethnobotany and drug discovery at Emory University. Specifically, we study the antimicrobial properties of natural products from medicinal plants. We are currently hiring to fill a number of positions. See more info and the links to the application portal HERE.


  • Volunteers. There are opportunities for student volunteers to join the lab. These positions are competitive and there is an application process. If you are interested in gaining research experience as a lab volunteer, please complete the online application. Note that volunteers are required to commit to 12-15 hours in the lab per week, in 3 hour minimum blocks. For Emory students, commitment to work in the research group is expected for the duration of your time at Emory, with multiple years preferred. All of our volunteer slots are currently full. We will be interviewing in August to take on new volunteers. Please complete the application and make note if you are available in Fall 2018.
  • Undergraduate Research Fellows. There are opportunities available at Emory for research training in various laboratories. These research fellowships typically entail both lab experience and training outside of the lab in research ethics, project design, and presentation of results. Please visit the official website of Research Partners Program and Summer Research in Natural and Biomedical Sciences for more information on how to apply to these highly competitive programs. Upon acceptance to one of these programs, please contact Dr. Quave to secure an interview. Emory students can also undertake research for credit in Dr. Quave’s lab. This opportunity is only available to students that have successfully completed one semester of volunteer activity in the lab.
  • Graduate Students. Dr. Quave is a member of the graduate faculty of the Emory Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS), in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) program. She can take graduate students that have been accepted into the GDBBS divsion of the graduate school at Emory University. Visit the GDBBS website for prospective students for more information on how to apply to the program. She takes PhD and MD/PhD students through these programs.
  • Medical Students. In addition to opportunities through the MD/PhD program at Emory, Dr. Quave also participates in the Emory School of Medicine Discovery Phase research program, which provides medical students with the opportunity to conduct hypothesis-driven research projects while working closely with a faculty mentor.
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellows. Any funded post-doctoral jobs will be posted in the news section of the website. Otherwise, we are interested in post-doctoral fellows who come with their own funding. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our research, post-docs with expertise in one of the following fields are encouraged to apply: medical ethnobotany (with field experience), natural products (isolation/elucidation studies), or microbial pathogensis (particularly biofilm and toxin studies). Interested prospective postdoctoral scholars should contact Dr. Quave by email ( with their research interests and a current CV. Contact Dr. Quave early in your search for funding opportunities. Dr. Quave is also a research mentor with the FIRST program (Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching). This program provides postdoctoral fellows with both research support and training in teaching. Please see the FIRST website for more information on how to apply.
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