Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Cassandra Quave
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Cassandra Quave

Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

Emory University School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Cassandra Quave, will present Plant natural products as virulence inhibitors for bacterial infection at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series

About Professor Quave

Cassandra Quave received her B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Biology with a focus in ethnobotany and natural products research at Florida International Unversity's Center for Ethnobiology and Natural Products from 2003-2008. Her first post-doctoral fellowship was at the University of Arakansas for Medical Sciences from 2009-2011; her second post-doctoral fellowship was at Emory University from 2011-2012.

Dr. Quave is Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University, where she leads antibiotic drug discovery research initiatives and teaches undergraduate courses on medicinal plants, food and health. Trained as a medical ethnobotanist, her research is focused on the documentation and biochemical analysis of botanical remedies used in the traditional treatment of infectious disease. To date, she has authored more than 50 publications, 2 edited books and 3 patents. Dr. Quave is a Past President of the President of the Society for Economic Botany, an international society with the mission of fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people. Her work has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine and featured on NPR. Follow her research updates on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.