Cassandra Quave

Cassandra Quave, PhD, is the herbarium curator and associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University, where she leads anti-infective drug discovery research initiatives and teaches courses on medicinal plants, food, and health. 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 Foodie Pharmacology, a podcast dedicated to exploring the links between food and medicine. A leader in the field of medical botany, she has authored more than 100 scientific publications and her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and *BBC Focus, *as well as on PBS, NPR and the National Geographic Channel. She is author of the acclaimed new book, The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines.