The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research.

Antimicrobial resistant infections are a major threat to global public health. In this month’s episode, we explore using bacteriophages to combat these deadly infections. Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Jason Gill, associate director of the Center for Phage Technology at Texas A&M University, and Steffanie Strathdee, associate dean of Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, to learn more.

Special thanks to Dr. Steffanie Strathdee and Dr. Jason Gill for sharing their experiences. Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson's book about his illness is "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir." More information can be found at

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