Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2015 Garden Walk and Annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago. Expert guided tours will be given all day by UIC's own ethnobotanists. The Garden walk is Friday, July 17, 2015.
Join us at noon for the Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture given this year by Dr. Cassandra Quave. In her keynote lecture, Dr. Quave will share with us how her lab group has discovered new leads for antibiotic adjuvants, from field research documenting the traditional use of these plants in topical therapeutics for skin infections to the laboratory analyses that have revealed their unique mechanisms of action against drug resistant bacteria, like MRSA.
The Garden Walk will take place at the UIC College of Pharmacy Dorthy Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden (833 S. Wood St, Chicago, IL 60607).
The garden will be open with guided tours from 10am-12pm, and from 1:30pm-3pm with guided tours by our graduate students and some faculty specialized in ethnobotany. The lecture will be from 12-1:30pm inside the College of Pharmacy (134-1). All events are free of charge and open to the public--so bring a friend or two!