Reviews, Op-Eds, Editorials & Commentaries

Short Research Description

The Quave lab applies the ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery. We examine botanical natural products for anti-virulence activity in treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. This involves field research to document traditional therapies for skin infections, collection of plants for chemical extraction, and bioassay-guided fractionation strategies to isolate novel drugs. You can check the stats on our work in Google Scholar.

† 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.

Published and Accepted Review Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:
  1. Marquez, L.** and C.L. Quave. (2020). Prevalence and therapeutic challenges of fungal drug resistance: Role for plants in drug discovery. Antibiotics 9, 150. [Link]
  2. Pintas, S.** and C.L. Quave. (2019). A review of botanicals exhibiting antifungal activity against Malessezia spp. implicated in common skin conditions. Current Dermatology Reports https://doi.org/10.1007/s13671-019-00274-1 [Link]
  3. Quave, C.L. (2018). Wound healing with botanicals: A review and future perspectives. Current Dermatology Reports https://doi-org.proxy.library.emory.edu/10.1007/s13671-018-0247-4 1-9. [Link]
  4. Salam, A.** and C.L. Quave (2018). Opportunities for plant natural products in infection control. Current Opinion in Microbiology 45: 189-194 [Link]
  5. Salam, A.** and C.L. Quave. (2018) Targeting virulence in Staphylococcus aureus by chemical inhibition of the accessory gene regulator system in vivo. mSphere 3(1). DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00500-17 [Link]
  6. De la Parra, J.** and C.L. Quave. (2017). Ethnophytotechnology: Harnessing the power of ethnobotany with biotechnology. Trends in Biotechnology S0167-7799(17)30170-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.07.003 [Link]
  7. Bonchak, J.G.**, S. Thareja, S.C. Chen, C.L. Quave. (2017). Botanical Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pruritis: A Systematic Review. Current Dermatology Reports 6(4): 248-255 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13671-017-0200-y [Link]
  8. Quave, C.L. and A.R. Horswill. (2014). Flipping the switch: Tools for detecting small molecule inhibitors of staphylococcal virulence. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5(706):1-10. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00706 [Link]
  9. Sõukand, R., C.L. Quave, A. Pieroni, M. Pardo-de-Santayana, J. Tardío, R. Kalle, Ł. Łuczaj, I. Svanberg, V. Kolosova, L. Aceituno-Mata, G. Menendez, I. Kołodziejska-Degórska, E. Pirożnikow, R. Petkevičius, A. Hajdari, B. Mustafa. (2013). Plants used for making recreational tea in Europe: A review based on specific research sites. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 9:58. [Link]
    1. ‡ Contributed to literature review, data analysis, writing and revising the article.
  10. Quave, C.L., M. Pardo-de-Santayana, and A. Pieroni (2012) Medical ethnobotany in Europe: from field ethnography to a more culturally-sensitive evidence-based CAM? Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. doi:10.1155/2012/156846. [Link]
  11. Rose, J., C.L. Quave, and G. Islam. (2012) The four-sided triangle of ethics in bioprospecting: Pharmaceutical business, international politics, socio-environmental responsibility and the importance of local stakeholders. Ethnobiology and Conservation.1:3. [Link]
    1. ‡ Contributed to literature review, writing and revising the article.
  12. McCullough, I.**, Kucheryavyy**, and C.L. Quave (2012). Immune modulation as a tool in promoting recovery from traumatic brain injury and stroke. Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence 3 (1): 6-10. [Link]
  13. Quave, C.L. (1999). Paradise lost? Ethnobotany and its relevance to tropical forest conservation in Amazonia. The Emory Anthropologist: A Journal of Undergraduate Research 4: 24-30.
Op-Eds and Perspectives:
  1. Vandebroek, I., A. Pieroni, J.R. Stepp, N. Hanazaki , A. Ladio, R.R. Nóbrega Alves, D. Picking, R. Delgoda, A. Maroyi, T. van Andel, C.L. Quave,  N.Y. Paniagua-Zambrana, R.W. Bussmann, G. Odonne, A.M. Abbasi, U.P. Albuquerque, J. Baker, S. Kutz, S. Timsina, M. Shigeta, T.P.R. de Oliveira, J.A. Hurrell, P.M. Arenas, J.P. Puentes, J. Hugé, Y. Yeşil, L.J. Pierre, T.M. Olango, F. Dahdouh-Guebas (2020) Reshaping the future of ethnobiology research after the Covid-19 pandemic. Nature Plants https://doi-org.proxy.library.emory.edu/10.1038/s41477-020-0691-6 [Link]
  2. Walker, K., N. Canales, C.L. Quave (March 2020) No, cinchona bark is not a cure for coronavirus. The Conversation [Link]
  3. Quave, C.L. (January 2019) Fieldwork with Family… and a Fake Leg. American Society of Pharmacognosy Newsletter, Winter 2018 Issue, 54(4): 31-33. [Link]
  4. Quave, C.L. (October 2017) Green fingers: How much untapped potential do plants have for both discovering and manufacturing drugs? The Medicine Maker magazine. [Link]
  5. Rose, G. Islam, C.L. Quave (May 7, 2012). Global controversies in bioprospecting. Caros amigos (Brazilian newspaper)
Editorials and Invited Commentaries:
  1. Quave, C.L. (2018) Deconstructing Eden. Nature Plants 4: 978 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0326-3 [Link]
  2. Greenway, A. and C.L. Quave (2018). Anti-infectives derived from botanical natural products: an interview with Cassandra Quave. Future Microbiology https://doi.org/10.2217/fmb-2018-0204 [Link]
  3. Muhs, A.** and C.L. Quave. (2017). Brazilian Peppertree: From noxious weed to a source of medicine? Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Non-wood Forest Product Update. Issue 11. [Link]
  4. Quave, C.L. (2016) Commentary on: “The adaptive nature of culture. A cross-cultural analysis of the returns of local environmental knowledge in three indigenous societies” by V. Reyes-García, M. Guèze, I. Díaz-Reviriego, R. Duda, Á. Fernández-Llamazares, S. Gallois, L. Napitupulu, M. Orta-Martínez and A. Pyhälä. Current Anthropology 57(6):761-784.
  5. Quave, C.L., K. Barfield, N. Ross, and K.C. Hall (2015). Editorial: The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology: Growing the Influence of Ethnobiology. Ethnobiology Letters. 6:1-4. [Link]
  6. Pieroni, A., M. Pardo-de-Santayana, F. Firenzuoli, and C.L. Quave. (2013). Editorial: The European Heritage of Folk Medicines and Medicinal Foods: Its Contribution to the CAMs of Tomorrow. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2013, Article ID 827521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/827521 [Link]
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