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American Botanical Council-Sustainable Herbs Program: Cassandra Quave in Conversation with Ann Armbrecht [Webinar – FREE & Open to the Public]

October 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join us for the first of the 2021-22 ABC-SHP Ethnobotany Webinar series: The Plant Hunter: A Conversation with Cassandra Quave.

SHP Director, Ann Armbrecht, will be speaking with medical ethnobotanist Dr Cassandra Quave who’s book, The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines, has just been published by Viking Press. The Plant Hunter weaves together Dr. Quave’s personal experiences in and with medicine, infection, her personal experiences with disability, and scientific discovery with a fascinating and accessible description of how plants and microbes interact, how antibiotic resistance evolves, and how Dr. Quave is working to figure out how we may be able to overcome it by taking the focus away from synthetic compounds.

Cassandra Leah Quave, PhD, is the herbarium curator and an associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University. She is also the co-founder and CEO/CSO of PhytoTEK LLC, a drug-discovery company dedicated to developing solutions from botanicals for the treatment of recalcitrant antibiotic-resistant infections. Dr. Quave is a fellow of the Explorers Club, a former president of the Society for Economic Botany, and a recipient of the Emory Williams Teaching Award and Charles Heiser, Jr. Mentor Award. She is the co-creator and host of the podcast Foodie Pharmacology. A leader in the field of medical botany, she has authored more than 100 scientific publications and has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and BBC Focus, as well as on PBS, NPR, and the National Geographic Channel.

The Plant Hunter: A Conversation with Cassandra Quave
Thursday, October 14, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



October 14, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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