Dr. Cassandra Quave is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University, where she also serves as Curator of the Herbarium. She is best known for her ground-breaking research on the science of botanicals used in traditional medicine across the globe. Scientists in her research lab work to uncover some of nature’s deepest secrets as they search for new ways to fight life-threatening diseases, including antibiotic resistant infections and cancer. Working with a global network of scientists and healers, Dr. Quave and her team travel the world hunting for new plant ingredients, interviewing healers, and bringing plants back to the lab to study. Besides research, she is an award-winning teacher, and has developed and taught the college classes “Food, Health and Society” and “Botanical Medicine and Health” at Emory University.