Scientific Presentations

Dr. Quave’s Invited Seminars and Platform Talks

Academic and Public Institutions
  1. Oklahoma State University, Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, & Evolution Seminar. “Plants, people and the search for new medicines to combat antibiotic resistant infections”. Stillwater, OK, 11/29/2018.
  2. Georgetown University, Department of Biology Seminar “Discovery of anti-infective botanical natural products.” Washington, DC, 9/13/2018.
  3. Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Research Seminar Series. “Ethnobotany and drug discovery from nature”. Baker County, GA, 6/2018.
  4. Plant Biology Initiative at Harvard University, 13th Annual Plant Biology Symposium: Natural History Collections in the Anthropocene, “Cures from herbs? Leveraging herbaria and ethnobotanical collections to fuel the discovery of new drugs from nature” Boston, MA, 5/2018.
  5. Florida State University, Sponsored by the College of Medicine and Biological Research Department, Grand Rounds Seminar, “Ethnobotany and the discovery of anti-infectives for the post-antibiotic era” Tallahassee, FL, 5/2018.
  6. University of Virginia, Symposium on Plant Life, “The role of medicinal plants in anti-infective drug discovery” Charlottesville, VA, 2/2018.
  7. University of Oregon, Department of Chemistry Seminar, Eugene, “Medical ethnobotany and anti-infective drug discovery” OR, 3/2018.
  8. Oregon State University, Department of Chemistry Seminar, “Plant natural products as virulence inhibitors for bacterial infection” Portland, OR, 3/2018.
  9. Cornell University, Department of Plant Biology Seminar, “Medical ethnobotany and the discovery of new drugs from nature” Ithaca, NY, 11/2017.
  10. University of North Carolina Greensboro, Department of Chemistry Seminar. “Ethnobotany and the search for novel anti-infectives for the post-antibiotic era”. Greensboro, NC, 9/2017
  11. School of Biological Sciences Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology. “Virulence inhibitors from Brazilian Peppertree block quorum sensing and abate dermonecrosis in skin infection models” Atlanta, GA 1/26/2017
  12. “Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs for Antibiotic Resistant Infections.” Keynote address for the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society meeting. Atlanta, GA. 1/24/2017.
  13. Mechanisms of Disease Seminar, Medical College of Georgia. “Old cures for new wounds? Development of an anti-virulence approach for MRSA infections” Athens, GA. 12/15/2016.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Research Seminar Series, Georgia State University “Natural product inhibitors of bacterial pathogenesis: A solution for the antibiotic resistance paradox?” Atlanta, GA. 1/29/2016.
  17. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Colloquium, Northeastern University. “Natural Products from Chestnut attenuate MRSA virulence in a non-biocide manner” Boston, MA, 10/14/2015.
  18. Estee Lauder, “Botanical natural products for skin health and cosmetic development”. New York, NY 9/16/2015.
  19. Georgia Herbalists Guild, special lecture “Medical ethnobotany and drug discovery for antibiotic resistant infections”, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA. 8/16/2015.
  20. Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Keynote Lecture and ‘Garden Walk’ at the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago “Medical ethnobotany and drug discovery for antibiotic resistant infections.” Chicago, IL 7/17/2015
  21. Department of Plant Biology Seminar, Cornell University. “Medicines from nature: An ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery” Ithaca, NY, 3/2014.
  22. Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series, Florida Atlantic University “Anti-infective drugs from nature” Boca Raton, FL 2/2014.
  23. Chemistry Department Seminar, Florida Atlantic University “Natural Product Inhibitors of Pathogenesis: The next generation of antimicrobial therapy?” Boca Raton, FL, 2/2014.
  24. Quorum quenchers and biofilm inhibitors: A new direction for anti-infective drug discovery. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program Seminar, Emory University, 2/2014.
  25. Leiden Bioscience Initiative, van Leeuwenhoek Lecture series on BioScience, Leiden University “An Ethnobotanical Approach to Anti-infective Drug Discovery “ Leiden, The Netherlands, 10/2013
  26. Going green: New plant medicines for treating the “superbug” MRSA. Botany in Action Symposium. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Pittsburg, PA, USA 1/11-12/2008.
  27. Botanical remedies for the skin: A south Italian pharmacopoeia. Botany in Action Symposium. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Pittsburg, PA, USA. 1/6/2007.
Emory University
  1. Emory University School of Medicine, Pulmonary Division Research Seminar, “Natural product inhibitors of staphylococcal virulence and pathogenesis: Relevance to the CF lung”, Atlanta, GA, 2/2018
  2. Emory University Department of Biology Seminar, “Ethnobotany and the development of novel anti-infectives for the post-antibiotic era”. Atlanta, GA, 10/2017
  3. Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease Seminar “Medical ethnobotany and the discovery of antibiotic potentiators”, Atlanta, GA, 3/9/2017
  4. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program Seminar and Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery Training Program. Emory University “Old cures for new wounds: Virulence inhibitors from European Chestnut attenuate MRSA dermatopathology in a non-biocide manner.” 9/21/2015.
  5. Chemical Biology Discovery Group Seminar. Emory University “Virulence as a target for the next generation of antibiotic therapies”, 10/3/2015.
  6. Emory Botanical Center for Health and Resilience Seminar Series. Emory University “The Ethnobotanical Approach to Drug Discovery: Key Resources at Emory” 8/20/2015.
  7. Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Program Seminar, Emory University, “Natural product quorum quenchers and biofilm inhibitors” 9/2014.
  8. EDGES Seminar, Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, “Medical ethnobotany in the Balkans”, 4/2014.
  9. Neuroanesthesiology Seminar Series, Emory University School of Medicine “Natural product quorum quenchers”, 12/17/2014.
  10. Department of Anthropology Seminar, Emory University, “Ethnobotany and the science of human health”. 11/2013.
  11. Herbarium revitalization project. Department of Biology Seminar, Emory University, 10/2013.
  12. Medicines from nature. Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series, Emory University, 2/2013.
  13. Natural product anti-infectives. Infectious Disease Seminar. Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease, CME Credit Lecture for ID clinicians. 9/2012.
Dr. Quave’s Invitations to Conferences (Invited Speaker, Plenary or Keynote)
  1. Invited speaker: Birmingham Botanic Gardens Plant Connections Conference, 5/2019, Birmingham, AL.
  2. Invited speaker: Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting, State-of-the-Art Lecture, “Mining Nature’s Chemistry: Ethnobotany and drug discovery for dermatologic applications” 5/10/2019. Chicago, IL.
  3. Invited speaker: Gordon Research Conference Chemical and Biological Terrorism Defense. 3/2019. Ventura, CA.
  4. Invited speaker: 6th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium, held in partnership with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. 11/4-6/2018. Kuwait City, Kuwait.
  5. Invited speaker: The use of botanicals in dermatology. Integrative Skin Care Symposium. 10/2018. Sacramento, CA.
  6. Invited speaker: Gordon Research Conference on Drug Resistance. “Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs to Combat Antibiotic Resistance”, 7/2018. Bryant University, Rhode Island
  7. Invited speaker. Discovery of Anti‐infectives and Virulence Inhibitors from Botanical Natural Products. ASM Microbe “Microbial Chemistry Sets” session. 6/2018. Atlanta, GA.
  8. Invited speaker and session moderator. Complementary Wound Modalities. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring and Wound Healing Society Meeting (SAWC Spring/WHS). 4/2018. Charlotte, NC.
  9. Invited speaker. Traditional and complementary medicine as a source of new anti-infective therapies in the post-antibiotic era. 1st International Traditional and Complementary Congress and Fair. 4/2018. Istanbul, Turkey.
  10. Invited speaker: Virulence in the skin microbiome: Clinical severity in pediatric atopy correlates to staphylococcal toxicity. Derm Day Symposium at Emory University Department of Dermatology. 3/2018. Atlanta, GA.
  11. Invited opening keynote speaker for the meeting. Innovating the future of wound care with botanical natural products. Innovations in Wound Healing. 12/2017. Bimini, Bahamas.
  12. Invited speaker, “Developing anti-infectives for skin conditions from medicinal plants used in Italian folk medicine”, Redesigning Resilience Workshop, Myddfai Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, 7/5/2017
  13. Invited plenary speaker: American Council for Medicinally Active Plants. 6/2017. Clemson, SC, USA. (Had to decline due to schedule conflicts).
  14. Invited plenary Ethnobotany and the post-antibiotic era: Exploring an expanded toolkit for overcoming antibiotic resistance. Society for Economic Botany meeting. 6/2017. Bragança, Portugal.
  15. Invited speaker. Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs for Antibiotic Resistant Infections. American Society for Horticultural Science (invited speaker for Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants Working Group workshop). 8/2016. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  16. Invited speaker. The ethnobotanical approach to anti-infective drug discovery. Indonesia-American National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers in Science 7/2014. Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia.
  17. Invited plenary From the field to the pharmacy: The important role of TCAM to the future of public health. Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Conference, Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. 12/2013. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  18. Invited poster: Mechanistic studies on staphylococcal quorum quenching natural products. 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.
Contributed Presentations at Conferences

† Awards, honors, or high citations associated with the publication; ‡ Description of my contribution if I am neither first nor last author (per Emory guidelines); ** Students/postdocs/medical residents I have trained, undergraduate researchers are underlined; # Equal contributions. Presenting author in italics. [Spanish] or [Italian] indicates language of presentation delivery if other than English.

  1. Su, M., S. Lemus, J.T. Lyles, L. Quave, T. Read. Genetic basis of variation in delta-toxin production in Staphylcoccus aureus. Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomics Conference. 9/2018. Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA.
    1. †DOE Student Sponsorship Award for student poster presentation
    2. ‡ Directed the delta-toxin quantification studies and assisted in study design.
  2. Park, J.Y.**, C.L. Quave. Investigation of the Resistance-modifying Potential of Plant Extracts Against Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. (Poster). ASM Microbe. 6/2018. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  3. Quave, C.L. Innovative strategies for teaching in the plant sciences. (Oral Presentation). Joint Conference of the Society for Economic Botany and Society of Ethnobiology. 6/2018. Madison, WI.
  4. La Rosa, A., L. Cornara, A. Saitta, A. Salam**, S. Grammatico, M. Caputo, T. La Mantia, C.L. Quave. Ethnobotanical uses of wild flora and fungi on the Aegadian Islands of Sicily, Italy. (Oral Presentation). Joint Conference of the Society for Economic Botany and Society of Ethnobiology. 6/2018. Madison, WI.
  5. Gurnee, E.**, K. Lehman**, K. Nelson, B. Dale, R. Swerlick, C.L. Quave. Severity of pediatric atopic dermatitis correlates to hemolytic potential of S. aureus isolates from atopic lesions. International Investigative Dermatology Meeting. 5/2018. Orlando, FL, USA.
  6. Reddy, S.**, K. Brothers. C.L. Quave, S. C. Chen. Gender Perceptions of Scientists among 5th graders. International Investigative Dermatology Meeting. 5/2018. Orlando, FL, USA.
  7. ‡ Contributed to field study and revising the abstract.
  8. Park, J.Y.**, C.L. Quave. Resistance Modifying Activity of Botanical Natural Products on Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. (Poster). Gordon Conference on New Antibacterial Discovery and Development. 3/2018. Ventura, CA, USA.
  9. Park, J.Y.**, A. Bullard-Roberts**, J.T. Lyles, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Impact of aqueous plant extracts on growth of ESKAPE pathogens. (Poster Presentation). Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (YGNITE). 1/2018. Washington, DC, USA.
  10. Swainer, J.**, R.L. Jarret, J.T. Lyles, C.L. Quave. Comparative Phytochemical Analysis of Citrullus ecirrhosus and Citrullus mucosuspermus Using HPLC and LC-MS. (Poster) Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. 11/1-11/4/2017. Phoenix, AZ.
  11. Williams, A.**, J.T. Lyles, C.L. Quave. Native American Ethnobotany and its Significance in Alleviating Infection in the U.S. Maternal Morbidity/Mortality Crisis. (Oral Presentation). 2017 Atlanta Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society. Agnes Scott College, 11/18/2018, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  12. Luk, K.**, A. Pijeaux**, K.H. Chen, G. Wrenn, C. Quave, S. Chisolm, S. Kini, S. Chen. Differences in factors that drive pruritus quality of life between Asian Americans and other races (Poster Presentation) 9th World Congress on Itch. 10/15-17/2017. Wroclaw, Poland.
    1. ‡ Contributed to field study and revising the abstract.
  13. Lyles, J.T., K. Nelson, Shang**, C.L. Quave. Identification of Botanical Natural Products to Combat the Emerging Threat of MDR Candida auris. (Poster presentation) ASM/ESCMID Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance. 9/6-8/2017. Boston, MA.
  14. Khan, M.F.**, A. Shabbir, Z.U.R. Mashwani, C.L. Quave. Ethnomedicine of Kashmir Himalyas, a Hot Spot for Anti-infective Drug Discovery. Georgia Institute of Technology Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium. 8/15/2017. Atlanta, GA.
  15. Salam, A.**, J.T. Lyles**, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Fractionation of purified Castaea sativa leaf extract 224C-F2 yields quorum quenchers with enhanced bioactivity. Georgia Institute of Technology Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium. 8/15/2017. Atlanta, GA.
  16. Lyles, J.T.**, K. Nelson, Shang**, C.L. Quave. Identification of Botanical Natural Products to Combat the Emerging Threat of MDR Candida auris. (Poster presentation). Georgia Institute of Technology Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium. 8/15/2017. Atlanta, GA.
  17. Quave C.L., R. Melander, J.T. Lyles**, K. Nelson, C. Melander. Sensitization of beta-lactam antibiotics with resistance modifying agents from a medicinal plant. (Oral Presentation) American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) conference. 7/30-8/2/2017. Portland, Oregon.
  18. Quave C.L., R. Melander, J.T. Lyles**, K. Nelson, C. Melander. Potentiation of beta-lactam antibiotics with resistance modifying agents from a medicinal plant (Oral Presentation) International Society of Ethnopharmacology (ISE-USEK) conference. 4/24-4/28/2017. Beirut, Lebanon.
  19. Quave, C.L. Natural products and anti-infective drug discovery. (Oral Presentation) 3rd Natural Products Conference. 3/20-23/2017. Cancun, Mexico
  20. Pulaj, B.**, B. Mustafa, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave, A. Hajdari. Chemical composition and in vitro antibacterial activity of Pistacia terebinthus essential oils derived from wild populations in Kosovo. (Poster Presentation) Konferencen Perkujtimore, Akademia e Shkencave e Shqiperne dhe Universitati Bujqesor i Tiranes. 12/10/2016. Tirana, Albania.
    1. ‡ Directed the antimicrobial assays reported.
  21. Quave, C.L., K. Nelson, J. Lyles**, Li**, E. Addie-Noye**, P. Tyler** and A. Saitta. Ethnobotanical discovery of plants and fungi with antibacterial activity against Propionibacterium acnes. (Oral Presentation). Society for Economic Botany. 6/5-6/9/2016. Bledsoe, KY, USA.
  22. Li, Tracy**, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Anti-acne activity of Schinus terebinthifolia, a medicinal plant traditionally used to treat skin and soft tissue infection. (Poster Presentation) Society for Economic Botany. 6/5-6/9/2016. Bledsoe, KY, USA.
  23. Cai, J.Z.**, J.T. Lyles**, C.L. Quave. Chemical characterization of the tinder fungus Fomes fomentarius. (Poster Presentation) Society for Economic Botany. 6/5-6/9/2016. Bledsoe, KY, USA.
  24. Lyles, J.T.**, Kim**, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Investigation into the chemical paradox of a Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) traditional skin remedy. (Oral Presentation). Society for Economic Botany. 6/5-6/9/2016. Bledsoe, KY, USA.
  25. Lyles, J.T.**, J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, C.P. Parlet, H.A. Crosby, K.P. Heilmann, A.R. Horswill, C.L. Quave. Structure elucidation of ursene and oleanene derivatives from Castanea sativa (European Chestnut) that inhibit Staphylococcus aureus virulence and pathogenesis (Poster Presentation). 16th Annual International Conference on the Science of Botanicals and 5th Annual Interim Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. 4/11-14/2016. Oxford, MS, USA.
  26. Quave, C.L. Answering the Call to Arms: Tools for Assessing the Anti-infective Potential of Natural Products in a Time of Rising Antibiotic Resistance. (Oral Presentation) International Conference on the Science of Botanicals and Interim American Society of Pharmacognosy Meeting. 4/11-4/14/2016. Oxford, MS, USA. [Link]
  27. Lyles, J.T.**, J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, C.P. Parlet, H.A. Crosby, K.P. Heilman, A.R. Horswill, C.L. Quave. Castanea sativa (Chestnut) leaf extracts rich in ursene and oleanene derivatives block Staphylococcus aureus virulence and pathogenesis without detectable resistance. (Poster presentation) UGA Conference on Drug Discovery. 11/18/2015. Athens, GA, USA.
  28. Lyles, J.T.**, J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, C.P. Parlet, H.A. Crosby, K.P. Heilman, A.R. Horswill, C.L. Quave. Castanea sativa (Chestnut) leaf extracts rich in ursene and oleanene derivatives block Staphylococcus aureus virulence and pathogenesis without detectable resistance. (Poster Presentation) Georgia Bio Innovation Summit. 11/2/2015. Atlanta, GA, USA.
    1. † Recipient of poster award
  29. Quave, C.L. Next Generation therapies for the superbug MRSA and eczema. (Oral Presentation) Georgia Bio Innovation Summit. 11/2/2015. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  30. Muhs, A.**, J. Lyles**, K. Nelson, J. Kavanaugh A.R. Horswill and C.L. Quave. Botanical natural products inhibit S. aureus agr in a non-biocide manner and block exotoxin production. (poster) Gordon Conference on Staphylococcal Diseases. 7/12-7/17/2015. Lucca (Barga), Italy.
  31. Quave, C.L. and A. Saitta. Ethnobotanical uses of wild flora and fungi on the circum-Sicilian island of Pantelleria, Italy. (Oral Presentation) Society for Economic Botany. 6/29-7/2/2015. Clanwilliam, South Africa.
  32. Lyles, J.T.**, K. Nelson, A.R. Horswill and C.L. Quave. Structure elucidation of S. aureus quorum sensing inhibitors from a traditional south Italian treatment for skin infection. (Oral Presentation) Society for Economic Botany. 6/29-7/2/2015. Clanwilliam, South Africa.
  33. Quave, C.L., J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, C.P. Parlet, H.A. Crosby, A. R. Horswill. Secrets from the past: Natural products and the future of topical anti-infectives. (poster) Society for Investigative Dermatology. 5/6-5/9/2015. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  34. Quave, C.L., J.T. Lyles**, J.S. Kavanaugh, H.A. Crosby, K. Nelson, A.R. Horswill. Natural product quorum quenchers block MRSA virulence. (Oral Presentation) Gram Positive Pathogen Meeting. 10/12-10/15/2014. Omaha, NE, USA.
  35. Lyles, J.T.**, Tyler**, K. Spelman, S.T. Pierce, C. Brown and C.L. Quave. Comparative Phytochemical Analysis of Chinese and American Starvine by HPTLC and HPLC. (poster). Annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany.5/12-5/16/2014. Cherokee, NC, USA.
  36. Quave, C.L.** and A. Pieroni. Ethnozymology and TEK of the Environmental Microbiome. (Oral Presentation). Annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany.5/12-5/16/2014. Cherokee, NC, USA.
  37. Jiang, S.** and C.L. Quave. Foods for health, foods for medicine: A comparative study of health strategies used by Chinese and Taiwanese immigrants in metro-Atlanta. (Oral Presentation) Annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany.5/12-5/16/2014. Cherokee, NC, USA.
  38. Aneke, J.**, Hussaini**, C.L. Quave. Phytochemical profiling of plants based on different ethnobotanical use categories. (poster). Annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. 5/12-5/16/2014. Cherokee, NC, USA.
    1. † Recipient of poster award
  39. Quave, C.L. Natural Product Inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus. Gordon Conference: New Antibacterial Discovery and Development. 3/16-/21/2014. Ventura, CA.
  40. Quave, C.L., J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, Anderson** and A.R. Horswill. Natural product inhibitors of bacterial communication: The next generation of anti-infective drugs from medicinal plants. (Oral Presentation). Annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. 6/28-7/2/2013. Plymouth, England
  41. Quave, C.L. Medicinal plants as mediators of microbial pathogenesis: a case study of the Italian folk pharmacopoeia for skin and soft tissue infections. (Oral Presentation). 9/2-6/2012. 13th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology. Graz, Austria.
  42. Quave, C.L. Ethnobotanical clues for the discovery of natural product mediators of microbial pathogenesis. (poster). International Congress on Natural Products Research: Global Change, Natural Products & Human Health. 7/28-8/1/2012. New York, NY, USA.
  43. Quave, C.L. Lab Activities for the Classroom: A Teaching Tuesday Workshop (workshop leader). 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. 6/2-6/8/2012. Frostburg, MD, USA
  44. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. Medical Ethnobotany in the Balkans: A Comparative Analysis of Results from Field Studies in Albania, Kosovo, and Serbia (Oral Presentation). 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany.6/2-6/8/2012. Frostburg, MD, USA
  45. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. Rituals for love, luck and medicine in the Mediterranean (Oral Presentation). European Mountains Panel. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany.6/2-6/8/2012. Frostburg, MD, USA
  46. Quave, C.L. and K. Hall. Ethnobiology teaching and learning workshop (workshop co-leader). Society of Ethnobiology. 4/11-14/2012. Denver, CO, USA.
  47. Quave, C.L. Setting standards for ethnobiological curricula (Oral Presentation). Association of Southeastern Biologists. 4/4-7/2012. Athens, GA, USA.
  48. Quave, C.L. Medicinal plants as modulators of microbial pathogenesis (Oral Presentation). 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. 7/6-13/2011. St. Louis, MO, USA.
  49. Quave, C.L., C. Compadre, H. Hendrickson, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. Staphylococcus aureus biofilm inhibition by a phenolic glycoside-rich extract of Rubus ulmifolius. (poster). 10th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB). 4/11-14/2011. Oxford, MS, USA.
  50. Ordoñez, P.**, C.L. Quave, W.F. Reynolds, K.I. Varughese, B.B. Malagon, M.S. Smeltzer, and C.M. Compadre. Sesquiterpene lactones of Gnoxys verrucosa and their anti-MRSA activity. (poster). 10th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB). 4/11-14/2011. Oxford, MS, USA.
  51. Hobby, G.**, C.L. Quave, C. Compadre, H. Hendrickson, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. Inhibition of biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus by Quercus cerris extracts. (poster). 10th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB). 4/11-14/2011. Oxford, MS, USA.
  52. Quave, C.L., C. Compadre, H. Hendrickson, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. Staphylococcus aureus biofilm inhibitors from an elmleaf blackberry extract (Oral Presentation). International Conference on Gram Positive Pathogens. Omaha, NE, USA. 10/10-13/2010.
  53. Quave, C.L., J. Rose, and B.C. Bennett. Anti-biofilm activity of Rosa canina galls: a Turkish traditional medicine (Oral Presentation). 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Xalapa, Mexico. 6/ 6-10/2010. [Spanish]
  54. Quave, C.L. Integration and management of plants as functional foods and medicines in home gardens and vineyards of southern Italy (poster). 12th International Society of Ethnobiology Conference. Tofino, BC, Canada. 5/9-14/2010.
  55. Quave, C.L. Mal ‘vjnt: ritual healing of “wind illness” in southern Italy. (Oral Presentation). 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnobiology. Victoria, BC, Canada. 5/5-8/2010.
  56. Ordóñez, P.**, C.L. Quave, O. Malagón, K.I. Varughese, S. Gonzalez, M.S. Smeltzer, and C.M. Compadre. The structural basis for the potent antimicrobial activity of Dehydroleucodine against MRSA and MRSE. (poster). 4th BioNanoTox and Applications Research Conference. Little Rock, AR. 10/21-22/2009.
  57. Quave, C.L. 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Antibiofilm activity of Rubus ulmifolius, an Italian medicinal plant for skin infection (Oral Presentation). Charleston, SC. 5/31- 6/4/2009.
  58. Ordóñez, P.**, C.L. Quave, O. Malagón, K.I. Varughese, S. Gonzalez, M.S. Smeltzer, and C.M. Compadre. Antimicrobial activity against MRSA and MRSE and molecular structure of dehydroleucodine isolated from the Ecuadorian plant Gynoxys verrucosa, Wedd. (poster) 36th MALTO meeting. Memphis, TN. 5/2009.
  59. Quave, C.L. and M. Smeltzer. Anti-biofilm activity of Rubus ulmifolius (Rosaceae) on MRSA. (poster) 8th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. Oxford, MS, USA. 4/6-9/2009.
  60. Quave, C.L. Liakra: Wild edible plants integral to the cuisine of ethnic Albanians (Arbëreshë) in southern Italy. (Oral Presentation) Society of Ethnobiology 32nd  Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, USA. 4/1-4/2009.
  61. Quave, C.L., L.W.R. Plano, & B.C. Bennett. Quorum sensing inhibitors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Italian medicinal plants. (Oral Presentation). The 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Durham, NC. 6/1-5/2008
    1. † Recipient of best oral presentation award
  62. Quave, C.L. Zootherapeutic remedies in the traditional pharmacopoeia of southern Italy. (Oral Presentation) Society of Ethnobiology 31st Annual Conference. Fayetteville, AR, USA. 4/16-19/2008.
  63. Quave, C.L., L.R.W. Plano and B.C. Bennett. Quorum sensing inhibiting activity of Schinus terebinthifolius Radii (Anacardiaceae) extracts against MRSA. (poster) 7th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals and American Society of Pharmacognosy 4th Interim Meeting. University, MS, USA. 4/12-16/2008.
    1. † Recipient of poster award
  64. Quave, C.L. Anti-biofilm activity of white horehound extract on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (Oral Presentation). Florida International University Graduate Student Association Scholarly Forum. Miami, FL, USA. 4/9/2008.
  65. Quave, C.L. An ethnopharmacological approach to multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Evaluation of Italian plants used in the traditional healing of skin disease (Oral Presentation). Doctoral Dissertation Defense at Florida International University. Miami, FL, USA. 3/12/2008.
  66. Quave, C.L. and B.C. Bennett. Cytotoxicity and the creation of a therapeutic index for ranking plant extracts with antibacterial potential. Comparative Immunology Symposium. Florida International University. Miami, FL, USA, 3/6-7/2008.
  67. Quave, C.L. and B.C. Bennett. Effects of extracts of Ballota nigra on biofilm formation and adherence in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (Oral Presentation) Biology Research Symposium of Florida International University. Kampong Botanical Garden. Miami, FL, USA. 2/16/2008.
  68. Quave, C.L. & B.C. Bennett. The search for new anti-staphylococcal leads: comparing the antibacterial efficiency of Italian plants based on ethnobotanical use categories. (Oral Presentation). The 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Chicago, IL. 6/4-7/2007.
  69. Mendez, S., C.L. Quave, J. Graham, J. Gaskin, and B.C. Bennett. Anti-Pseudomonas activity of selected plants used in traditional ethnoveterinary practices. (Oral Presentation). The 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Chicago, IL. 6/4-7/2007.
  70. Quave, C.L. Zootherapy: Some unusual cases from south Italy. (Oral Presentation). Biology Research Symposium of Florida International University. Miami, FL, USA. 1/27/2007.
  71. Quave, C.L. Integration and management of plants as functional foods and medicines in home gardens and vineyards of southern Italy. (Poster and Oral Presentation). USDA Agroecology Symposium at Florida International University. Miami, FL, USA. 10/23/2006.
  72. Quave, C.L. Ethnobotanical applications of Arundo donax [Poaceae] in south Italy. (Oral Presentation), Florida International University Plant Talk Series. Miami, FL, USA. 6/9/2006.
  73. Quave, C.L., A. Pieroni, and B.C. Bennett. An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants for the treatment of skin disease in southern Italy, (Oral Presentation), 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 6/5-8/2006.
  74. Quave, C.L., J. Graham, S. Mendez, L.R.W. Plano, and B.C. Bennett. A comparative assessment of microbiological methods for natural product antibacterial screening, (Oral Presentation), 4th International Congress on Natural Products. Leysin, Switzerland. 5/28-31/2006.
  75. Quave, C.L., Pieroni, & B.C. Bennett. Ethnomedical practices of ethnic Albanians in Lucania, S. Italy: A glance at botanical remedies, (Oral Presentation), Biology Research Symposium of Florida International University. Miami, FL, USA. 1/28/2006.
  76. Quave, C.L., Graham, S. Mendez, L. Plano, K. Downum, and B.C. Bennett. Activity of Florida plants against clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), (Oral Presentation), 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. Fort Worth, Texas, USA. 6/5-9/2005.
  77. Quave, C.L., J. Graham, L. Plano, and B.C. Bennett. Natural products activity against clinical isolates of multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (Oral Presentation), Florida International University Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium. Miami, Florida, USA, 3/3-4/2005.
  78. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. Crossing ethnic borders: Ethnopharmacy of the Arbëreshë in Southern Italy (Oral Presentation), Joint Congress of the: 9th International Congress of the International Society for Ethnobiology; 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany; and the 8th International Congress of the International Society of Ethnopharmacology: Ethnobiology, Social Change and Displacement. Canterbury, England, 6/13-17/2004.
  79. Pieroni, A., C. Quave, H. Münz, S. Nebel and M. Heinrich. Food ethnobotanicals and linguistic diversity in Lucania, southern Italy (paper), 8th International Congress of the International Society for Ethnobiology: People and Biodiversity. Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 9/16-20/2002.
  80. Quave, C. and A. Pieroni. Healing with sacred and medicinal plants of three Arbëreshë communities of southern Italy (Oral Presentation), 3rd International Congress of Ethnobotany. Naples, Italy, 9/22-30/2001. [Italian]
  81. Quave, C. and A. Pieroni. Ritual medical practices and traditional plant remedies used in three Arbëreshë communities of southern Italy (Oral Presentation), 7th International Congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore: Time, Places, Passages. Budapest, Hungary, 4/23-29/2001.
  82. Quave, C.L. Plants and pills: Health consequences of Western medicine in the Peruvian Amazon (Oral Presentation) International Society for Ethnobiology: Earth Congress. Athens, Georgia, USA 10/23-27/2000.
Emory Research Symposia
  1. Xu, E. Gurnee**, K. Nelson, K. Lehman**, B. Dale, A. Salam**, R. Swerlick, C.L. Quave. Relationship between the severity of atopic dermatitis symptoms and the hemolytic activity of staphylococcal isolates. (Poster). Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2018. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  2. Feng, J.**, H. Tang**, B. Dale, J.T Lyles, C.L. Quave. Development of a Brazilian Peppertree Extract with Anti-virulence Activity Against MRSA. (Poster). Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2018. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  3. Lee**, J.T. Lyles, C.L. Quave. Method Development for the Chemical Characterization of Schinus terebinthifolia leaf extract. (Poster). Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2018. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  4. Voleti**, E. Ejzak, Z. Salam, D. Kalman, J.T. Lyles, T. Samarakoon, C.L. Quave. Chemical composition and healthspan extending activity of plant extract 1331 from the Quave Natural Product Library. (Poster). Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2018. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  5. Salam, A.**, J.T. Lyles, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Fractionation of enriched Castanea sativa leaf extract 224C-F2 yields quorum quenchers with enhanced bioactivity. (Poster Presentation) Emory University Antibiotic Resistance Symposium. 1/2018. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  6. Feng, J.**, J.T. Lyles, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Development of a Brazilian Peppertree extract with anti-virulence activity. (Poster Presentation) Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 7/2017. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  7. Swanier, J.**, J.T. Lyles, C.L. Quave. Comparative phytochemical analysis of Citrullus ecirrhosus and Citrullus mucosospermus using HPLC and LC-MS. (Poster Presentation) Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 7/2017. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  8. Lou, K.**, T. Samarakoon, C. Brown, and C.L. Quave. An ethnobotanical survey of anti-cancer medicinal plants historically used by the Creek and Cherokee tribes. (Poster Presentation) Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2017. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  9. Park, J.**, A. Bullard-Roberts**, J.T. Lyles**, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Impact of aqueous plant extracts on growth of ESKAPE pathogens. (Poster Presentation) Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2017. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  10. Williams, A.**, J.T. Lyles**, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Efficacy of Momordica charantia for the mitigation of Streptococcus pyogenes-induced postpartum infection and hemorrhage. (Poster Presentation) Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2017. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  11. Chou, N.**, A.L. Bullard-Roberts**, J.T. Lyles**, K.S. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Discovery of new chemical entities against ESKAPE pathogens. (Poster Presentation) Emory University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2017. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  12. Quave, C.L. Virulence Inhibitors from Brazilian Peppertree Block Quorum Sensing and Abate Dermonecrosis in Skin Infection Models (Oral Presentation) Emory University Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds Faculty Niche Talk. 8/2016. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  13. Qui, C.**, T. Samarakoon, C. Brown, S.T. Pierce, C.L. Quave. 8/2016. Assessment of floristic composition to elucidate flora change at Lullwater preserve. (Poster Presentation) Summer Undergraduate Research at Emory (SURE) Symposium. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  14. Kim, A**, J.T. Lyles**, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. 8/2016. Chemical elucidation and antibacterial activity of a traditional oil macerate of Hypericum perforatum. (Poster Presentation) Summer Undergraduate Research at Emory (SURE) Symposium. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  15. Li, T.**, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave. Anti-acne activity of Schinus terebinthifolia, a medicinal plant traditionally used to treat skin and soft tissue infections. (Poster Presentation) Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/2016. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  16. Zhang, X.**#, Huang**#, J.T. Lyles**, C.L. Quave. Investigate and compare chemical compositions in Ginkgo biloba products. 4/2016. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  17. Kim, A.**, J.T. Lyles**, and C.L. Quave. Identifying active compounds extracted from Hypericum perforatum to characterize a traditional oleolite. (Poster Presentation) Emory Chemistry Research Symposium. 4/2016. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  18. Lee, R.**, K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles**, C.L. Quave. An investigation into the anti-acne activity of botanical extracts. Emory Biology Research Symposium. 4/2016. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  19. Huang, X.** and L. Quave. Assessment of botanical families from the Emory University Herbarium Mediterranean collection. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 7/30/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  20. Dettweiler, M.**, J.T. Lyles**, K. Nelson, and C.L. Quave. Civil War medicinal plants inhibit Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 7/30/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  21. Addie-Noye, E.**, K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles** and C.L. Quave. Growth inhibitory activity of plant extracts against Propionibacterium acnes clinical isolates. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 7/30/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  22. Lee, R.**, K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles** and C.L. Quave. Total flavonoid quantification in botanical products through method optimization of the SBC assay. (Poster Presentation) Emory Biology Research Symposium. 4/21/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  23. Mottaghi, F.**, J.T. Lyles**, A. Hajdari and C.L. Quave. Comparative study on methods of extraction of Rubus ulmifolius secondary metabolites. (Poster Presentation) Emory Chemistry Research Symposium at Emory. 4/24/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  24. Dettwieller, M.**, E.J. Bradbury and C.L. Quave. Plants used as antiseptics in the American Civil War. (Poster Presentation) SIRE Research Symposium at Emory. 4/22-4/23/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  25. Dorian, M.**, E. Seitaridou and C. L. Quave. Extending the use of diffusion coefficients as a means of analyzing the rate of growth and development of biofilms. (Poster Presentation) SIRE Research Symposium at Emory. 4/22-4/23/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  26. Muhs, A.** and C.L. Quave. Investigation of natural product quorum quencher effectiveness in staphylococcal infections. (Poster Presentation) SURE research symposium. 7/31/2014. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  27. Muhs, A.** and C.L. Quave. Investigation of natural product quorum quencher effectiveness in staphylococcal infections. (Poster Presentation). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  28. Tyler, P.**, I. Buller**, K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles** and C.L. Quave. Isolation of novel bioactive constituents from Elmleaf Blackberry. (Poster Presentation). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  29. Aneke, J.** and C.L. Quave. Do medicinal plants have higher tannin content than plants not used for medicinal purposes? (Poster Presentation). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  30. Hussaini, S.** and C.L. Quave. Polyphenolic Content of Medicinal Plants vs. Non-Medicinal Plants Using the CUPRAC Assay. (Poster Presentation). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  31. Wang, B.** and C.L. Quave. Analysis of Phenolic Content between Medicinal and Non-medicinal Plants. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  32. Jariwala, P.** and C.L. Quave. Synthesizing a probe to elucidate the mechanism by which ellagic acid inhibits biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus. (Poster Presentation). Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/23/13. Atlanta, GA.
  33. Anderson, S.** K. Nelson and C.L. Quave. Medicinal plants to improve human health: Bioassay-guided fractionation of anti-pathogenic Rubus ulmifolius extracts. (Poster Presentation). Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/23/13. Atlanta, GA.
  34. Jiang, S.** and C.L. Quave. A comparison of traditional food and health strategies among Chinese and Taiwanese immigrants in Atlanta. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. Fall 2012. Atlanta, GA.
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