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Emory Univeristy Author Conversation Event [In Person & Free! Seats limited – reserve your free tickets]

October 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Cassandra Quave tells the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing power of plants.

About this event

Join acclaimed journalist and author Maryn McKenna in conversation with Cassandra Quave as they discuss Cassandra’s new book, THE PLANT HUNTER. The audience will have opportunities to ask questions and the event will be followed by a book signing.

Plants are the basis for an array of medicines we all now take for granted, and they may provide the solution needed in the fight against the greatest medical challenge of this century: the rise of the post-antibiotic era. No one understands this better than Dr. Cassandra Quave, whose groundbreaking research as a medical ethnobotanist—someone who identifies and studies plants to treat threatening illnesses—is helping to provide clues for the next generation of advanced medicines. Her quest is personal as well as scientific: as a person born with multiple congenital defects of her skeletal system who nearly lost her life at the age of three due to a staph infection, she has an intimate knowledge of the strengths and failing of modern medicine. Dr. Quave weaves together science, botany, and memoir to recount her own journey, which has taken her from the flooded forests of the remote Amazon to isolated mountaintops in Albania in search of natural compounds, long known to traditional healers, that could help save us all from this looming crisis.

Audience Q&A and book signing to follow! Books will be available for sale on site.

October 26th, Starts at 5:30 PM (doors open at 5 pm)

Emory Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms 4-5-6

605 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

Seats are limited to half-capacity in the room and all in attendance are required to wear masks. Book your free tickets HERE.


Emory University
605 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322 United States
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