Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series returns “in person” on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 7:00pm.
The first lecture of the Spring series is titled “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines”. Cassandra Quave, PhD, Herbarium Curator and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University, will be the speaker.
Plants are the basis for an array of lifesaving and health-improving medicines that we now often take for granted. Dr. Quave shares stories of her quest to discover nature’s next medicines. From flooded forests of the Amazon to isolated mountaintops in Albania and Kosovo, her 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. Book signing to follow the presentation.
Those interested also have the option of registering to watch via Zoom live the night of the lecture.
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In light of CDC recommendations, face coverings – though not required – are EXPECTED IN ALL UF FACILITIES, even if you are vaccinated.