Our research has been covered by a number of global press outlets in print, on radio and TV in various languages. Below is a list of select media attention. 

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Radio and Podcast Appearances
  1. BBC World Service Newsday feature on discovery of Castaneroxy A (33 minutes into broadcast). 6/30/2021.
  2. WJCT-FM “Looking for new antibiotics in plants.” 4/15/2021.
  3. ScienceLine Podcast. “The evolution of ethnobotany” 1/14/2021.
  4. Health is Everything with Dr. Charles Raison “Enhancing Immune Health”. 6/19/2020.
  5. Live interview on the 2019 Scientific Reports Civil War medicine paper. Newstalk Live with Sean Moncrieff. Dublin, Ireland. 5/28/19.
  6. WABE Atlanta NPR Station: “How plants and a Civil War-Era book help Emory scientists search for new drugs.” 5/2019
  7. Live interview on the 2019 Scientific Reports Civil War medicine paper. KCBS News Radio, San Francisco. 5/23/2019.
  8. Podcast interview on Dr. Berquist’s “The Whole Health Cure”: Episode 14: “The Power of Plants: The Roots of Future Medicine” 9/2018
  9. Podcast interview on Paul Kirtley’s Blog: “PK Podcast 030: Dr. Cassandra Quave on studying medicinal uses of plants and the treatment of infectious disease”, 4/2018
  10. Feature profile on WABE 90.1 NPR station: “The Medicine Woman: Emory Researcher Takes Up Fight Against Superbugs”, 3/2018
  11. Feature profile on Slack show from Pacific Content, Work in Progress: “Episode 29: Because, Science”, 7/2017
  12. Featured guest on The Front Row podcast: “Future of Epidemics”, 6/2017
  13. Featured guest on NPR show On Point with Tom Ashbrook (nationally syndicated radio show): “The plant based solution to antibiotic resistance”, 9/2016
  14. Feature guest on NPR show Big Picture Science (nationally syndicated science show), “Venom Diagram” 9/2016
TV and Film Appearances
  1. ‘Wild Healing’, aired on PBS April 2020. [Video Link]
  2. Research profile on documentary covering novel strategies for combatting antibiotic resistance “Healing without Antibiotics”, aired on ZDF in Fall 2018, Germany’s largest public TV station. [Video Link]
  3. Feature profile on German TV news magazine series “Life – Humans, Moments, Stories” aired Fall 2018 on RTL, Europe’s biggest broadcaster. Episode 5. Aired 8/4/2018. [Video Link]
  4. Mini-documentary on my research featured in “Cheating Death” medicine episode of the National Geographic Channel series “Origins: The Journey of Humankind”, 3/13/2017 [Video Link]
  5. Invited guest on “Science Today”, a science talk show held during the 2015 Atlanta Science Festival, 3/22/2015, Weblink:
  6. Poison plants revolutionize medicine” Interview video on Emory University YouTube Channel, 2/2015
Museum and Botanical Garden Exhibitions
  1. Featured in permanent exhibit at the Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques Genève (The Ethnobotanical Gardens) of the Museums of Geneva, Switzerland. , 6/2017
Art Exhibitions
  1. Featured in an artistic exhibit by Florian Fülscher to be shown in a Zurich, Switzerland gallery in March 2019
Print Media (Newspapers, Blogs, Magazines)
  1. Feature research profile article (front page on an Italian newspaper in print and online). “Nei castagni il segreto contro i mali da Stafilococco aureo” Il Quotidiano del Sud
  2. Interviewed and quoted by Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) “Castaneroxy A keeps MRSA at bay”, 7/7/2021. 
  3. Press release on Salam et al. Frontiers in Pharmacology 2021 paper on the discovery of a new anti-virulence compound in chestnut leaves. Sample headlines:
    1. Superbugs have two new nemeses: the chestnut tree and LEGO Daily Kos
    2. New molecule found in chestnut leaves disarms dangerous staph bacteria. Emory News Center
    3. Molecule Extracted From Chesnut Leaf Neutralizes Drug-Resistant Bacteria. Technology Networks Biopharma
    4. Molekül aus Kastanienblättern bekämpft Krankenhauskeim. Forschung und Wissen [German news]
    5. Chestnut Compound Shows High Bioactivity against Drug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Sci News
    6. New Molecule Discovered in Chestnut Leaves Disarms Dangerous Staph Bacteria. Sci Tech Daily
  4. Quoted in The Scientist. Science with Borders: Researchers Navigate Red Tape. 3/1/2021.
  5. Interviewed for Q&A with Pew Charitable Trusts. Researcher Looks to Plants in Search for New Antibiotics. 1/11/2021 
  6. Interviewed and quoted by The Palm Beach Post. “Oleander extract sales rocket after Ben Carson touts it for COVID. But is it safe?” 11/23/2020.
  7. Press release on Porras et. al Chemical Reviews November 2020 paper featured in news sources online. Sample headlines include:
    1. Major review of plants’ role in antibacterial activity clears new paths for drug discovery. Emory News Center
    2. Plant compounds are key to solving the antibiotic resistance crisis.
    3. A detailed review of plant natural products to combat antibiotic resistant pathogens. The Medical News
    4. In-depth review of plant natural products paves way for drug discovery. AZO Life Sciences
    5. Bientôt de nouveaux antibiotiques à base de plantes? Pourquoi Docteur [French]
  8. Quoted in U.S. News and Report. “Extract From Deadly Plant Touted as COVID-19 Cure by Trump Donor.” 8/2020.
  9. Interviewed and quoted by The New York Times. “Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant”, 8/2020.
  10. Interviewed and quoted by Newsweek. “Don’t Take ‘Dangerous’ Oleandrin for COVID-19 Experts Warn, After Trump Says ‘We’ll Look at It’. 8/2020.
  11. Interviewed and quoted by ABC News “Doctors rebuff unproven and potentially dangerous oleander chemical falsely touted as COVID-19 ‘cure’. 8/2020.
  12. Interviewed and quoted by C&EN “What is oleandrin, the compound touted as a possible COVID-19 treatment?”, 8/2020.
  13. Quoted by CBS News “Trump says “we’ll look at” treating COVID with an untested, toxic plant extract touted by MyPillow CEO”, 8/2020
  14. Perspective piece I authored “Oleandrin is a deadly plant poison, not a COVID-19 cure” on The Conversation shared by major news outlets with > 204,000 reads, 8/2020:
  15. Press release on Dettweiler et al. ACS Infectious Diseases July 2020 paper featured in news source online. Sample headlines include:
  16. Beautyberry leaf extract restores drug’s power to fight ‘superbug’. Emory News Center, 7/2020.
  17. Jaguar Health Sustainability Leader Interviewed on Foodie Pharmacology Podcast [News Feature on Foodie Pharmacology podcast]. Street Insider, 5/2020
  18. Press release on Tang et al. Scientific Reports May 2020 paper featured in news sources online. Sample headlines include:
  19. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Chides Chris Cuomo For Using Quinine; He Called Donald Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Claim “A Beautiful Distraction” [Quotes text from an OpEd published in The Chronicle] Deadline, 5/2020
  20. Drug-Resistant Superbugs May Be Growing Even Deadlier [Quoted] One Zero, 5/2020.
  21. Back to the Future. [Magazine Cover Feature] Georgia Magazine, 3/2020
  22. NIH to investigate minor cannabinoids and terpenes for potential pain-relieving properties NIH Press Release. September 2019
  23. 4 ways scientists are fighting superbugs. Becker’s Hospital Review, 8/2019
  24. Can we kill superbugs before they kill us? AAMC News. 8/2019
  25. Proof that the Devil’s walking stick is heaven-sent. Atlanta Journal Constitution. 5/2019
  26. Civil War plant remedies actually fought off infections, study finds. Smithsonian Magazine. 5/2019
  27. Civil War Plant Medicines Inhibit Multidrug-Resistant Wound Bacteria. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. 5/2019
  28. How Civil War plant remedies could improve modern medicine. Atlas Obscura. 5/2019
  29. Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria: Emory lab explores remedies in 1863 guide for battlefield surgeons. Research Profile in Emory News. 5/2019
  30. Civil War-Era plant medicines could help fight drug-resistant bacteria, study finds.” Motherboard, Vice. 5/2019
  31. Medicinal plants used during the U.S. Civil War are surprisingly good at fighting bacteria.” 5/2019
  32. Press release on Dettweiler et al. Scientific Reports May 2019 paper featured in news sources online. Sample headlines include:
    1. IFL Science: Plants used to treat Civil War soldiers work against drug resistant bacteria
    2. Science Daily: Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria in lab tests
    3. Medical Health News: Medicinal plants used during the US Civil War are surprisingly good at fighting bacteria
    4. com: Plants used as Civil War injury remedies prove effective against tough bacteria
    5. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News: Civil War Battlefield Natural Therapies Found to be Effective against Modern-Day Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria
    6. Science Alert: Medicinal herbs used in the US Civil War could help us kill drug-resistant bacteria
  33. Scientists look for new antimicrobials and urge government incentives” quoted in Covering Health of the Association for Healthcare Journalism, 5/8/19.
  34. Secrets of the Ginkgo Seeds” Emory News Center Piece. 4/2019
  35. Press release on Huang et al. Frontiers in Microbiology April 2019 paper featured in news sources online. Sample headlines include:
    1. Tree hugger: “16th Century text shows ginkgo seeds can fight skin infections
    2. Futurity: Research News: “Can ginkgo biloba seeds fight skin infections?
    3. Medical News Today: “Ginkgo seeds may help keep skin blemish-free, but there’s a catch
  36. Wikipedia Page (created in 2018): Cassandra Quave
  37. “The Plant Hunters” Quoted and research profiled in Emory Magazine, September 2018 Issue, page 18-19. 9/2018
  38. Emory Herbarium to celebrate growing collection” Quoted in Emory News Center piece, 9/12/2018.
  39. From folklore to pharmacy” Quoted and research featured in Chemistry World, 8/13/2018.
  40. The Plant Hunters” Feature profile in Emory News, 8/6/2018.
  41. Quoted in Science MagazinePlan to amend biopiracy rules would ‘smother research,’ biologists warn”, 7/3/2018
  42. Die Pflanzendetektivin” [The plant detective]. Research profile in Tages-Anzeiger, Swiss newspaper, p. 58 [German] 5/26/2018
  43. Die Pflanzendetektivin” [The plant detective]. Research profile in Süddeutsche Zeitung, German newspaper, [German] 5/12/2018
  44. Natur gegen Superkeime” [Nature versus Superbugs]. Research profile in Brigitte Magazin, the most widely circulated women’s magazine in Germany, Issue 9, [German] 5/2018
  45. Peppertree Potions”. Research feature in Ask Magazine (Science magazine for children aged 6-9 years old), April 2018 Issue, page 12-14. 4/2018
  46. The new herbalist”. (In cover feature: Why the end isn’t nigh: The science that makes us feel good about the future). BBC Focus, February 2018 Issue.
  47. Kräuter gegen Keime”. Technology Review: Das Magazin Fur Innovation, Research feature [German] 1/2018
  48. The Power of Plants” Emory Magazine Winter 2018 issue
  49. Big Read: Loss of tropical forests threatens search for antibiotics”. WikiTribune, November 2017
  50. Botanical medicine course takes multi-disciplinary look at how plants can heal” Emory Report, 11/30/2017.
  51. A Future Without Antibiotics?” Emory Medicine Magazine Winter 2017, page 14-23.
  52. Superbugs, meet your worst nightmare: This peppertreeNational Geographic Magazine, Research highlight, September 2017 Issue.
  53. Science Reddit AMA on Medicinal Plants, 5/2017
  54. Human health student fights back against bacteria with research”. Emory News Center, 4/2017
  55. “The Weed Whisperer”. Emory Medicine Magazine Spring 2017 issue, page 11.
  56. How Medicine Made us Modern” National Geographic, 3/2017
  57. New way to fight superbugs found in noxious weed” National Geographic:, 2/2017
  58. Press release on Muhs et al. Scientific Reports February 2017 paper featured in news sources online in multiple languages (English, German, French, Portugese, and more). Sample headlines include:
    1. Science Alert: These Brazilian Red Berries Could Hold the Key to Fighting Deadly Superbugs
    2. Deccan Chronicle: ‘Noxious weed’ may help fight superbugs: study
    3. Science Daily: Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    4. Portland Press Herald: Indigenous plant extract may be superbug nemesis
    5. Lighthouse News Daily: Brazilian Peppertree berries may be useful in the superbug fight
    6. Jornal O Globo: Planta native do Brasil pode desarmar bactérias resistentes a antibióticos [Portugese]
    7. Observador: Bagas de árvore da pimenta do Brasil desarmam bactérias multiresistentes [Portugese]
    8. Duurzaam: Antibioticaresistentie bestrijden met hernieuwbare bron [Dutch]
    9. Pourquoi Docteur: Staphylocoque doré Antibiorésistance : les possibles vertus des baies roses [French]
    10. IFL Science: Brazilian Peppertree Helps Fight Off Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
    11. Technology Networks: Plant power disables MRSA bacteria
    12. Business standard: ‘Noxious weed’ may help fight superbugs: study
  59. Humble red berry could be the answer to deadly superbugsThe Telegraph, 2/2017
  60. Noxious weed may provide new way to fight superbugsNBC News, 2/2017
  61. Common weed could help fight deadly superbug, study findsWashington Post, 2/2017
  62. Could this common weed help fight deadly superbugs?” CBS News, 2/2017
  63. Profiled in Valor magazine, “Volver a la Botánica” [Spanish] 1/2017
  64. Quoted in Nature Medicine 22(11): 1197-1199 News Feature by S. Chakradhar: ”What’s old is new: Reconfiguring known antibiotics to fight drug resistance” , 11/2016
  65. Profiled in the Garden Club of America’s Bulletin Fall 2016 magazine issue: “The GCA’s 2007 Chatham Fellowship Winner Today: A Medical Phenomenon”
  66. Feature profile in the New York Times Magazine: “Could ancient remedies hold the answer to the looming antibiotics crisis?” 9/2016
  67. Featured in Mother Nature News Network “Will the next antibiotic breakthrough come from these humble plants?” 9/2016
  68. Featured in online trade magazine Nutra “Botanicals hit national spotlight in article on ethnobotany”, 9/2016
  69. Quoted and featured in Native Plant News Spring/Summer 2016 “Botanists Find New Ways to Inspire Students” , 6/2016
  70. From the field to the Emory Herbarium: How knowledge of nature blooms”. eScience Commons and Emory News, 4/2016.
  71. Contro i batteri resistenti, le foglie di CastagnoDiari del Web, [Italian] 12/2015
  72. Press release on Quave et al. PLoS ONE August 2015 paper featured in 50+ news sources (online and print) in multiple languages (English, German, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Korean and more). Sample of headlines with links:
    1. Sweet chestnut leaves may hold MRSA cure
    2. Science Daily: Chestnut leaves yield extract that disarms deadly staph bacteria
    3. Un extracto de las hojas del castaño, eficaz contra las bacterias estafilococos [Spanish]
    4. European Chestnut leaf extract disarms Staphylococcus aureus
    5. Chestnut leaves yield extract that disarms deadly staph bacteria
    6. Hospital superbug MRSA could be beaten with an unusual cure
    7. Express & Star: Sweet chestnut tree chemicals ‘disarm’ MRSA superbug
    8. GEN News: A not so old chestnut, extract disables MRSA
    9. Bild der Wissenschaft: Antibiotikum-alternative aus Kastanienblattern? [German]
    10. Univision Salud: Hojas del castano contra los estafilococos [Spanish]
    11. NaukawPolsce: Ekstrakt z liści kasztana unieszkodliwia bakterie [Polish]
    12. Underground Health Reporter: Chestnuts can fight off dangerous bacterial infections
  73. Cutting off communication”, BioTechniques science magazine, 9/10/2015
  74. Chestnut disarms superbug”, Chemistry and Industry Magazine, 9/2015
  75. In the Balkans, resilience is rooted in knowledge of wild plantsEmory University eScience Commons. 2/2015
  76. The power of poisons: From Cleopatra to Socrates and CyclopsEmory University News Center and eScience Commons. 2/2015
  77. Quoted in National Geographic blog: “1,000 year old remedy may cure MRSA, still faces regulatory hurdles” 4/7/2015
  78. Chestnut leaves yield extract that disarms deadly bacteriaEmory University eScience
  79. A Taste of Traditional Italian Medicine” Emory University eScience Commons. 7/2013
  80. Quoted in Emory Magazine piece: “The Art of the Sell”, Emory Medicine 9/2012
  81. Medicine WomanEmory Magazine Autumn 2012 Edition. 8/2012
  82. Her patient approach to health: Tapping traditional remedies to fight modern super bugs”, Emory University eScience Commons 8/2012
  83. Phipp’s grant leads to medical venture”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10/2011
  84. UAMS Startup Wins Top-Three Finish in Harvard Competition”. UAMS Website 6/2011
  85. “UAMS Startup PhytoTEK Reaches Finals at Harvard Business Plan Competition” Innovate Arkansas 5/2011
  86. Quave: Medicine Woman”, Sync, 12/2010
Outreach to the Disabled Community
  1. Featured in The Outdoor Swimming Society website article “Putting accessible swims on the map”. The article discusses ways to improve accessibility for amputees on wild swims.
  2. Featured and quoted in Outdoor Swimmer Magazine Issue 17 on the topic of accessibility for disabled swimmers. “Access all areas” 8/2018.