Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University
Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

A lyophilizer, used to freeze-dry specimen
A lyophilizer, used to freeze-dry specimen

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Quave in the herbarium
Dr. Quave in the herbarium

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

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One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

 One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University
A lyophilizer, used to freeze-dry specimen
Dr. Quave in the herbarium
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 One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.
Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

A lyophilizer, used to freeze-dry specimen

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Quave in the herbarium

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

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One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

One of the greatest human threats today is the fact that an increasing number of diseases-causing bacteria are becoming immune to every existing antibiotic. This looming crisis is forcing ethnobotanists to look the past, ancient remedies to develop new medicines. Dr. Cassandra Quave of Emory University believes that uniting traditional plant based healing with modern laboratory experiments may hold the answer to the future crisis. Photographed in Atlanta for The New York Times Magazine.

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