Super Bugs, Phages, and 'The Perfect Predator' with Steffanie Strathdee

Premiere DateJun 5, 2019
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:46 Steffanie Strathdee
01:10 Whirlwind Experience of "The Perfect Predator"
03:56 Explaining Phage Therapy
05:11 Seriousness of Super Bug Crisis
06:59 Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Evolution
08:59 Phage Therapy in Clinical Trials
10:12 Revitalizing Phage in the West
13:10 IPATH Info
13:52 Outro
14:13 Too Much Tension The Mystery Lights
16:28 Finish

Steffanie Strathdee joins the show to discuss her book The Perfect Predator, her exploration of phage therapy, the escalating superbug crisis and more.

Steffanie Strathdee is an infectious disease epidemiologist, and Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, Professor, and Harold Simon Chair at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. She also directs the new UC San Diego Center for Innovative Phage Application and Therapeutics (IPATH).

Click here to learn more about The Perfect Predator on the book’s site.

If you’re dealing with a super bug that’s not responding to antibiotics, contact IPATH via email at

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