Scientific Presentations

Dr. Quave’s Invited Seminars and Platform Talks

Academic and Public Institutions

  1. Harrison College of Pharmacy at Auburn University. “Ethnobotany-guided approaches to anti-infective natural product discovery.” Auburn, AL, 9/11/2023.
  2. University of Toyama, Museum of Materia Medica and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. “Ethnobotany-guided approaches to anti-infective natural product discovery.” Toyama, Japan. 5/18/2023.
  3. University of Tokyo. “Ethnobotany-guided approaches to anti-infective natural product discovery.” Tokyo, Japan. 5/11/2023.
  4. North Carolina State University. “Ethnobotany and the targeted discovery of bioactive molecules from nature” 4/21/2023
  5. Faculty of Pharmacy Seminar, Ain Shams University. “Ethnobotany and the path to medical discovery.” Cairo, Egypt. 12/7/2022.
  6. State Botanical Garden of Georgia Johnstone Lecture, selected as a University of Georgia Signature Lecture by the Office of the Provost. “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines” Athens, GA. 11/9//2022
  7. University of Alabama Darden Lecture. “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines” Tuscaloosa, AL. 10/13/2022Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Grand Rounds, Ethnobotany and  Drug Discovery in Dermatology, 8/16/2022.
  8. Lehman College, 2022 Basile Memorial Lecture, New approaches to ethnobotany and drug discovery in the 21st century. 4/8/2022.
  9. National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements Seminar Series, Preclinical evaluation of interactions between dietary botanicals and drugs.  3/30/2022.
  10. University of Kentucky, Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series. 1/18/2022.
  11. University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory, Research Seminar, “The Ethnobotanical Approach to Antimicrobial Discovery.” 1/14/2022.University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory, Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture Series. 1/13/2022.
  12. University of California San Francisco, Biophysics/Bioinformatics/Chemistry and Chemical Biology Seminar Series. “Ethnobotany-guided discovery of novel natural products for infectious disease.” San Francisco, CA. 1/9/20.
  13. Michigan State University, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics seminar series, East Lansing, MI, 10/22-23/2019.
  14. University of Florida, Microbiology and Cell Science Seminar. Gainesville, FL. 10/7/2019.
  15. University of California, Irvine. Samueli Institute of Integrative Medicine seminar. Mining nature’s chemistry: Developing mechanistic insights into the role of botanicals in integrative health. Irvine, CA. 7/1/19.
  16. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Discovery of novel quorum sensing inhibitors from botanicals. Center for Marine Biotechnology & Biomedicine Seminar, La Jolla, CA. 3/19/19.
  17. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Department of Biological Sciences seminar series. “Plants, people and the search for new strategies to combat antibiotic resistant infections”. Tuscaloosa, AL, 1/11/2019.
  18. 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.
  19. Georgetown University, Department of Biology Seminar “Discovery of anti-infective botanical natural products.” Washington, DC, 9/13/2018.
  20. Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Research Seminar Series. “Ethnobotany and drug discovery from nature”. Baker County, GA, 6/2018.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. University of Virginia, Symposium on Plant Life, “The role of medicinal plants in anti-infective drug discovery” Charlottesville, VA, 2/2018.
  24. University of Oregon, Department of Chemistry Seminar, Eugene, “Medical ethnobotany and anti-infective drug discovery” OR, 3/2018.
  25. Oregon State University, Department of Chemistry Seminar, “Plant natural products as virulence inhibitors for bacterial infection” Portland, OR, 3/2018.
  26. Cornell University, Department of Plant Biology Seminar, “Medical ethnobotany and the discovery of new drugs from nature” Ithaca, NY, 11/2017.
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. “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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Research Seminar Series, Georgia State University “Natural product inhibitors of bacterial pathogenesis: A solution for the antibiotic resistance paradox?” Atlanta, GA. 1/29/2016.
  34. 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.
  35. Estee Lauder, “Botanical natural products for skin health and cosmetic development”. New York, NY 9/16/2015.
  36. Georgia Herbalists Guild, special lecture “Medical ethnobotany and drug discovery for antibiotic resistant infections”, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA. 8/16/2015.
  37. 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
  38. Department of Plant Biology Seminar, Cornell University. “Medicines from nature: An ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery” Ithaca, NY, 3/2014.
  39. Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series, Florida Atlantic University “Anti-infective drugs from nature” Boca Raton, FL 2/2014.
  40. Chemistry Department Seminar, Florida Atlantic University “Natural Product Inhibitors of Pathogenesis: The next generation of antimicrobial therapy?” Boca Raton, FL, 2/2014.
  41. Quorum quenchers and biofilm inhibitors: A new direction for anti-infective drug discovery. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program Seminar, Emory University, 2/2014.
  42. Leiden Bioscience Initiative, van Leeuwenhoek Lecture series on BioScience, Leiden University “An Ethnobotanical Approach to Anti-infective Drug Discovery “ Leiden, The Netherlands, 10/2013
  43. 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.
  44. 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. An Evening with the Plant Hunter, In Person event hosted by the Emory Alumni Association and Women of Emory Book Club. Emory University. 9/13/2022.
  2. Bound with History: Spring Gardens. Virtual Lecture hosted by the Emory University Libraries. 4/21/2022. [Virtual Webinar]
  3. Emory University Chemistry Department. “The ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery.” 3/22/2022.
  4. Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Virtual Lecture Series. “Drugs from Nature: The Ethnobotanical Approach to Drug Discovery”. 3/19/2021 [Virtual Webinar]
  5. Winship Summer Scholars Program. “Ethnobotany and Anti-Infective Drug Discovery from Nature” Atlanta, GA, 6/29/2020.
  6. Winship Symposium: The Social Impact of Winship Science. “Mining nature’s chemistry: Development of a cancer drug discovery platform at Emory” Atlanta, GA, 3/28/19.
  7. Emory University Nutrition Seminar Series, Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, “Wild Foods and the Ethnobotany of Taste” Atlanta, GA, 11/8/18
  8. Emory Tibetan Medical Research Symposium: Building Transdisciplinary Capacity, Panel Member, “Transdisciplinary Pharmacology for Tibetan Medicine: Methodologies, Tools & Measurements of Efficacy” Atlanta, GA, 10/2/2018.
  9. 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
  10. Emory University Department of Biology Seminar, “Ethnobotany and the development of novel anti-infectives for the post-antibiotic era”. Atlanta, GA, 10/2017
  11. Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease Seminar “Medical ethnobotany and the discovery of antibiotic potentiators”, Atlanta, GA, 3/9/2017
  12. 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.
  13. Chemical Biology Discovery Group Seminar. Emory University “Virulence as a target for the next generation of antibiotic therapies”, 10/3/2015.
  14. Emory Botanical Center for Health and Resilience Seminar Series. Emory University “The Ethnobotanical Approach to Drug Discovery: Key Resources at Emory” 8/20/2015.
  15. Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Program Seminar, Emory University, “Natural product quorum quenchers and biofilm inhibitors” 9/2014.
  16. EDGES Seminar, Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, “Medical ethnobotany in the Balkans”, 4/2014.
  17. Neuroanesthesiology Seminar Series, Emory University School of Medicine “Natural product quorum quenchers”, 12/17/2014.
  18. Department of Anthropology Seminar, Emory University, “Ethnobotany and the science of human health”. 11/2013.
  19. Herbarium revitalization project. Department of Biology Seminar, Emory University, 10/2013.
  20. Medicines from nature. Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series, Emory University, 2/2013.
  21. 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. 4th International Conference on Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era. Lecture: “Ethnobotany as a tool for targeted discovery of bioactive natural products.” San Diego, CA. 1/8-12/2023.
  2. Invited plenary speaker and panelist. Integrative Dermatology Symposium. Lecture: “The Plant Hunter: Botanicals And The Future Of Skin Health”. Panel: “Exploring Skin Care Ingredients: Botanicals And Beyond.” Tucson, AZ. 10/1/2022.
  3. Invited plenary speaker: Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds: The Function of Natural Products at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology. “Ethnobotany as a tool for targeted natural products discovery” 7/31-8/5/2022. Andover, NH
  4. Invited plenary speaker: Botany 2022. Plants at the Extreme. 7/24-27/2022. Anchorage, Alaska.
  5. Invited speaker: Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria: Fundamental and Applied Targets. “Identification of potent quorum sensing inhibitors from plants used in traditional medical systems” 6/28-6/30/2022. Cambridge, England. 
  6. Invited speaker: ‘Transcriptomics and Metabolomics for Discovery Science in Plant Biology,’  Erudite Scholar in Residence Workshop, Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Kerala, India [virtual presentation] 5/16-20/2022
  7. Invited speaker: Pharmaceutical Time Travel. University of Oslo Life Sciences Symposium. Historical Use of Plant Remedies and Plant Medicines Today. Oslo, Norway [virtual presentation] 2/17/2022. 
  8. Invited speaker. “Ethnobotany and plant natural products in antibiotic drug discovery” Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 11/10-13/2021. Birmingham, AL.
  9. Invited speaker: Pacifichem: Chemical and Biological Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance Session. “Discovery of botanical natural products that block staphylococcal virulence and abate dermonecrosis.” 12/16-21/2021. Honolulu, HI. 
  10. Invited speaker: 2021 University of Lagos Traditional Medicine Day Symposium hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy, Lagos, Nigeria. “Ethnobotany and drug discovery for infectious disease.” 8/31/2021. Virtual Symposium.
  11. Invited Colloquium Speaker: Botanical Society of America. “Plant natural products and the future of antimicrobial discovery”. July 2021. Virtual Conference.
  12. Invited speaker: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. “Ethnobotany and the potential of plant natural products in antibiotic drug discovery.” 7/24-28/2021. Grand Rapids, MI. [Conference canceled due to COVID-19]
  13. Invited speaker: World Microbe Forum, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Joint Meeting. Session Title: Learning from Nature to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance: Network Pharmacology with Plant and Fungal Metabolites. “Drugs from Nature: The Ethnobotanical Approach to Antimicrobial Discovery”. 6/20-24/2021. Virtual Webinar.
  14. Invited speaker: Plants and Planting for the Future. “Healing Plants and the Search for New Antimicrobials” 3/21-3/24/2021. Barbados. Virtual Conference.
  15. Invited speaker: Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa – EGYPT (NAPRECA) “Ethnobotany and Antibiotic Drug Discovery” online webinar conference “The Need of Medicinal Plants in Time of Crisis. 12/7/2020.
  16. Invited speaker: Pacifichem: Chemical and Biological Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance Session. “Discovery of botanical natural products that block staphylococcal virulence and abate dermonecrosis.” 12/15-20/2020. Honolulu, HI. [Canceled due to COVID-19]
  17. Invited keynote speaker: Garden Club of America. Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference. “Nature’s Medicine Chest”  Virtual Webinar. 9/21/2020.
  18. Invited plenary speaker: Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds. 08/02-07/20. Andover, NH. [Canceled due to COVID-19]
  19. Invited keynote speaker: Microbial Ecology and Evolution Conference. “Human-plant interactions in the ecology and evolution of infection.”  8/12-14/2020. Virtual (Web-based) Conference.Invited plenary speaker (CME credit): Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society Meeting “Biologics and Novel Botanical Therapies.” 05/17/20. San Diego, CA. [Canceled due to COVID-19]
  20. Invited speaker: Ramon Areces Foundation International Seminar. Research on Botanical Collections:  Insights and Challenges in a Climate Change Scenery “The role of botanical collections in drug discovery for the post-antibiotic era.” 05/07-08/20. Madrid, Spain. [Canceled due to COVID-19]
  21. Invited speaker: American Society of Pharmacognosy Natural Products Webinar Series. “Ethnobotany and Anti-infective Natural Products Discovery” 4/30/2020.
  22. Invited speaker: NIH 2019 Traditional Medicine Summit. “Models of Research Success: Investigation of the Medicinal Potential of Botanicals” 11/20-22/2019. Denver, CO.Invited plenary speaker: Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute Symposium. “Nature’s Medicine Chest: How Plants can Help in the Fight against Antibiotic Resistance” 11/19/2019. Newport, CA.
  23. Invited plenary speaker: Herbal History Research Network “Historic herbal texts as a resource for drug discovery in the post-antibiotic era”. 10/30/2019. Bath, England.
  24. Invited plenary speaker: Microbiology Society Meeting: “Antimicrobial drug discovery from traditional and historical medicine”. 10/29/2019. Oxford, England.
  25. Invited plenary speaker. iDigBio ADBC Summit: “Cures from herbs? The role of ethnobotany and herbaria in driving the discovery of new drugs from nature” 10/1-3/2019. Gainesville, FL.
  26. Invited speaker: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Symposium, National Institutes of Health:  “Growing up with NCCAM/NCCIH – 16 years of Development as a Scientist” 9/23/2019. Bethesda, MD.
  27. Invited speaker: Birmingham Botanic Gardens Plant Connections Conference, 5/2019, Birmingham, AL.
  28. 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.
  29. Invited speaker: Gordon Research Conference Chemical and Biological Terrorism Defense. 3/2019. Ventura, CA.
  30. 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.
  31. Invited speaker: The use of botanicals in dermatology. Integrative Skin Care Symposium. 10/2018. Sacramento, CA.
  32. 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
  33. Invited speaker. Discovery of Anti‐infectives and Virulence Inhibitors from Botanical Natural Products. ASM Microbe “Microbial Chemistry Sets” session. 6/2018. Atlanta, GA.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. Invited plenary speaker: American Council for Medicinally Active Plants. 6/2017. Clemson, SC, USA. (Had to decline due to schedule conflicts).
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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

There is an extensive list of contributed presentations, including those delivered by Dr. Quave’s trainees, available in her full C.V., accessible here.