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New York Botanical Garden [Virtual Webinar – FREE & Open to the Public]
October 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Plants are the basis for an array of lifesaving and health-improving medicines we all now take for granted. In today’s world of synthetic pharmaceuticals, many people have lost this connection to the natural world. But ignoring the potential of medicinal plants could represent a missed opportunity to discover new medicines and protect against the growing threat of antibiotic resistant infections.
Cassandra Quave, Ph.D., Herbarium Curator and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Human Health, Emory University, GA.; Co-Founder and CEO of PhytoTEK LLC, a drug-discovery company, shares stories of her quest to discover nature’s next medicines. From flooded forests of the Amazon to isolated mountaintops in Albania and Kosovo, Dr. Quave’s search for natural compounds, long-known to traditional healers, could help save us all from the looming crisis of untreatable superbugs, as her acclaimed new book, The Plant Hunter explains.