Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D.
Dr. Strathdee is an Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences & Harold Simon Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She co-directs UCSD’s center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH) & the International Core of UCSD’s Center for AIDS Research. Her work is focused on HIV prevention in marginalized populations in developing countries and has published >750 peer-reviewed publications. She co-authored her memoir, The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug. It discusses how she & others sought bacteriophage therapy to save her husband from a life-threatening bacterial infection. She was named as one of TIME's 50 Most Influential People in Health Care in 2018.
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