Here is a collection of photos from the Gora mountains (Kukes District) in NE Albania, taken during fieldwork with Albanian and Gorani communities in May 2012. All Photos: Copyright © Cassandra L. Quave.
A bit ago I spent a year doing overnight observations in ERs, got to know a lot of medical people up close.
I read accounts like this and think: Medicine may be a calling, but it’s not an obligation.
Where will the next cohort come from, if we’ve wrung out the one working now?
‘What happens if we change our view from entitled and transactional – on the basis of benefits we receive – to seeing wild waters as diverse inhabited places where we behave as guests who would like a return invitation?’ @Ethnobotanica 📖 Wild Waters
Mother nature could be a key player in the fight against #AntimicrobialResistance. Check out this article by @QuaveEthnobot to find out why #WAAW2021
Drugs from nature: ethnobotany as a strategy for antimicrobial drug discovery
Cassandra Quave explores how ethnobotany and plant natural products can be used as a strategy for antimicrobial drug discovery.
The next best thing to a forest walk or fishing expedition? Digging into our Best Nature & Environment Books of 2021 list. https://t.co/DRBp0LUidM @wwnorton @ElizKolbert @HachetteUS @michaelpollan @HenryHolt @penguinrandom
“I don’t think I would have been accepted to the Rhodes without being so well-rounded. I owe that to Emory, for being a place to explore yourself and develop skills as a full person. That is essential in this world.” @EmoryCollege
Emory University student named Rhodes Scholar
Emory University senior Ahmed Aljohani learned this weekend he has earned a 2022 Rhodes Scholarship, the most prestigious academic award in higher edu...
Dr. Josh Kellogg is one of the kindest, most patient and excellent mentors I have ever worked with. He is a strong advocate for women and underrepresented communities, and you can tell that he truly cares about people and supporting his team. <3
Silver winter light out there today & the trees round here are suddenly all flame, blaze & furnace.
This is the best infographic I know explaining the biochemistry of autumn/fall's fire-palette.
All hail anthocyanins!
By the excellent @compoundchem
Send me autumn colours...
Going to a holiday get-together? Here's the perfect host gift:
🍷 A beverage of choice
🦠 And a box of rapid antigen tests - one for you, one for another guest ($14 for 2! Cheaper than a good bottle of wine, and way safer)
I’m incredibly honored that THE PLANT HUNTER was selected as one of @KirkusReviews "Best Nonfiction Books of the Year" ✨✨
As a new author, I’ve experienced so much self-doubt and imposter’s syndrome with the book rollout. This validation means the world to me 🌍💕 @VikingBooks
Kirkus Reviews' "Best Nonfiction Books of the Year" includes @rebel19's SURVIVING THE WHITE GAZE, @QuaveEthnobot's THE PLANT HUNTER, and THE 1619 PROJECT, which includes writing from @jesmimi, @NTrethewey, @Pardlo, and @ProfCAnderson!
"The muck was thick, but the swamp was beautiful: Knobby-kneed cypress trees stood like wizened sentries over clusters of lush green ferns."
Read @QuaveEthnobot's adventurous and timely "Hunting for Medicines Hidden in Plants" in the @WSJ!
Hunting for Medicines Hidden in Plants
New technology is helping to unlock the secrets of the natural world, just as the limits of synthetic remedies are becoming clear
"History may record this century as the moment when scientists learned to read the language of #nature"
Where will the next generation of medicines come from? I wrote about the incredible pharmacological potential of #plants for the @WSJ 🌿
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland formally declared "squaw" to be a derogatory term Friday and ordered a task force to find replacement names for valleys, lakes, creeks and other sites on federal lands that use the word.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland moves to ban the word 'squaw' from federal lands
"Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands," Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said as she formally declared "squaw" to...
I’m excited to announce I'm again offering of The #Botany of #Houseplants, a 4-session webinar course on Zoom on Saturdays at 1 p.m. EST, starting Jan 8, 2022. We’ll talk about #aroids, #variegation, #succulents, #CAM, shingle climbers, #epiphytes, etc.
Happy news!! At least for the moment as the rankings update throughout the day… THE PLANT HUNTER is listed as the number 1 Bestseller on the Amazon category of Biographies of People with Disabilities 🥳
"History may record this century as the moment when scientists learned to read the language of #nature" ~ Dr. Cassandra Quave
Great to see @QuaveEthnobot in @WSJ. @EmoryHerbarium
#plants #drugdiscovery #antibiotics #ethnobotany #sciencetwitter
What an incredible #hero! I'm simply awestruck. We have all benefited from both the tremendous perseverance and personal sacrifice that @kkariko has endured in pursuit of her passion for mRNA research.
#vaccines #COVID19 #womeninscience
How can we use plants for #antimicrobial drug discovery? @QuaveEthnobot explores how #ethnobotany could aid us in the fight against #AntimicrobialResistance #WAAW2021
I wrote a piece for the @WSJ about the incredible pharmacological potential of plants and the new scientific tools that are improving our ability to access the chemical language of nature.
#pharmacognosy #plants #drugdiscovery #WAAW #antibiotics #ethnobotany #scicomm #Science
After decades of focusing on synthetic drugs, scientists are finally turning back to the plants, fungi and soil from which most modern medicines are derived https://t.co/dsxdNZmynM
It's Antibiotic Resistance Awareness week! Appropriate use of antibiotics is crucial for sustaining their efficacy. Lipopeptides are the newest class of antibiotics discovered, but that was nearly 30 years ago in 1987! Check out these graphics from the @CDCgov and @reactgroup.