Foodie Pharmacology Podcast

About Dr. Cassandra Quave

December 23, 2020


CASSANDRA QUAVE, Ph.D., is a renowned scientist, ethnobotanist, herbarium curator, and associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University, where she leads ground-breaking research on antibiotic drug discovery from medicinal plants. An amputee who learned to walk with a prosthetic leg at the age of three, Quave and her work have been the subjects of feature profiles in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, BBC Focus, National Geographic Channel, NPR, and PBS. She is a Fellow of the Explorers Club, a past President of the Society for Economic Botany, a recipient of the Emory Williams Teaching Award, and Charles B. Heiser, Jr. Mentor Award. Dr. Quave is the author of her forthcoming memoir: The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three children, nephew, dog, and a mini pig. Follow her on Twitter: @QuaveEthnobot