Conference Presentations

Abstract Presentations at National/International, Regional, and Institutional Conferences (* indicates presenting author):

National and International:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pieroni, A.*, 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Mendez, S.*, 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Ordóñez, P.*, 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Ordóñez, P.*, 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Hobby, G.*, 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.
  24. Ordoñez, P.*, 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Quave, C.L.* and K. Hall. Ethnobiology teaching and learning workshop (workshop co-leader). Society of Ethnobiology. 4/11-14/2012. Denver, CO, USA.
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Quave, C.L.*, J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, S. 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
  34. Quave, C.L.* Natural Product Inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus. Gordon Conference: New Antibacterial Discovery and Development. 3/16-/21/2014. Ventura, CA.
  35. Lyles, J.T.*, P. Tyler*, K. Spelman, S.T. Pierce, C. Brown and 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 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.*, S. Hussaini, 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Lyles, J.T.*, K. Nelson, A.R. Horswill and 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.
  43. Muhs, A., J. Lyles, K. Nelson, J. Kavanaugh A.R. Horswill and 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Quave, C.L.* Next Generation therapies for the superbug MRSA and eczema. (Oral Presentation) Georgia Bio Innovation Summit. 11/2/2015. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Quave, C.L.*, K. Nelson, J. Lyles, T. 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.
  49. Li, Tracy*, K. Nelson, 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.
  50. Cai, J.Z.*, J.T. Lyles, L. Quave. Chemical characterization of the tinder fungus Fomes fomentarius. (Poster Presentation) Society for Economic Botany. 6/5-6/9/2016. Bledsoe, KY, USA.
  51. Lyles, J.T.*, A. Kim, K. Nelson, 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.

 Regional:

  1. Quave, C.L.* Setting standards for ethnobiological curricula (oral presentation). Association of Southeastern Biologists. 4/4-7/2012. Athens, GA, USA.

 Institutional:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Jariwala, P.* and C.L. Quave. Synthesizing a probe to elucidate the mechanism by which ellagic acid inhibits biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus. (poster). Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/23/13. Atlanta, GA.
  12. Anderson, S.* K. Nelson and C.L. Quave. Medicinal plants to improve human health: Bioassay-guided fractionation of anti-pathogenic Rubus ulmifolius extracts. (poster). Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/23/13. Atlanta, GA.
  13. Muhs, A.* and C.L. Quave. Investigation of natural product quorum quencher effectiveness in staphylococcal infections. (poster). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  14. Tyler, P.*, I. Buller, K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles and C.L. Quave. Isolation of novel bioactive constituents from Elmleaf Blackberry. (poster). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  15. Aneke, J.* and C.L. Quave. Do medicinal plants have higher tannin content than plants not used for medicinal purposes? (poster). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  16. Hussaini, S.* and C.L. Quave. Polyphenolic Content of Medicinal Plants vs. NonMedicinal Plants Using the CUPRAC Assay. (poster). Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 4/21-4/25/2014. Atlanta, GA.
  17. 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.
  18. Muhs, A.* and C.L. Quave. Investigation of natural product quorum quencher effectiveness in staphylococcal infections. (poster) SURE research symposium. 7/31/2014. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  19. Dettwieller, M.*, E.J. Bradbury and C.L. Quave. Plants used as antiseptics in the American Civil War. (poster) SIRE Research Symposium at Emory. 4/22-4/23/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  20. 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) SIRE Research Symposium at Emory. 4/22-4/23/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  21. 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) Emory Biology Research Symposium. 4/21/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  22. Mottaghi, F.*, J.T. Lyles, A. Hajdari and C.L. Quave. Comparative study on methods of extraction of Rubus ulmifolius secondary metabolites. (poster) Emory Chemistry Research Symposium at Emory. 4/24/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  23. 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.
  24. Dettweiler, M.*, J.T. Lyles, K. Nelson, and L. Quave. Civil War medicinal plants inhibit Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 7/30/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  25. Addie-Noye, E., K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles and L. Quave. Growth inhibitory activity of plant extracts against Propionibacterium acnes clinical isolates. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. 7/30/2015. Atlanta, GA.
  26. Pulaj, B.*, B. Mustafa, K. Nelson, L. Quave, A. Hajdari. Chemical composition and in vitro antibacterial activity of Pistacia terebinthus essential oils derived from wild populations in Kosovo Konferencen Perkujtimore, Akademia e Shkencave e Shqiperne dhe Universitati Bujqesor i Tiranes. 12/10/2015. Tirana, Albania.
  27. 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. 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.
  28. Kim, A.*, J.T. Lyles, and L. Quave. Identifying active compounds extracted from Hypericum perforatum to characterize a traditional oleolite. Emory Chemistry Research Symposium. 4/2016. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  29. Lee, R.*, K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles, L. Quave. An investigation into the anti-acne activity of botanical extracts. Emory Biology Research Symposium. 4/2016. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  30. Zhang, X.*, X. Huang*, J.T. Lyles, L. Quave. Investigate and compare chemical compositions in Ginkgo biloba products. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  31. Li, T.*, K. Nelson, L. Quave. Anti-acne activity of Schinus terebinthifolia, a medicinal plant traditionally used to treat skin and soft tissue infections. Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium. Atlanta, GA, USA.
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