Steffanie Strathdee

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Dr. Steffanie Strathdee is a Canadian-American infectious disease epidemiologist who received her doctoral training at the University of Toronto. She is Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego where she co-directs the new Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics. Steffanie is married to Thomas L. Patterson, Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, where they lead an HIV prevention research and training program on the Mexico-US border. Together, they co-authored The Perfect Predator, a medical memoir about Tom's life-threatening superbug infection which was cured with a hundred-year old forgotten cure-- phage therapy. In 2018, Steffanie was ...more

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Steffanie Strathdee My next book will be fiction -- THANK GOD! But it's about a infectious disease epidemiologist, like me, who is trying to prevent the next viral…moreMy next book will be fiction -- THANK GOD! But it's about a infectious disease epidemiologist, like me, who is trying to prevent the next viral pandemic. Think "Hot Zone" but with a woman scientist who has her own private demons she has to tackle before she can take on the planet's.(less)
Steffanie Strathdee I carry around little scraps of paper --in my purse, briefcase, on my night-stand -- and whenever I get an idea, I scribble it down. When I get…moreI carry around little scraps of paper --in my purse, briefcase, on my night-stand -- and whenever I get an idea, I scribble it down. When I get writer's block, I nibble at these nuggets and usually this helps me crack the nut!(less)
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Tom and I wrote The Perfect Predator to raise awareness about the global threat of the superbug crisis and the potential for a 100 year old forgotten cure to thwart it. We had a few other goals too: to make science --and scientists -- accessible to the public, and to inspire young people, especially girls, to consider a career in science. The jury is still out on this, and history will be the j... Read more of this blog post »
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The Perfect Predator by Steffanie Strathdee
"I truly believe it's the power of their love that saves his life, but read for yourself and see how it all played out!

Well written page turner without being bogged down by medical jargon.

I can't say enough good things about this incredible TRUE st..." Read more of this review »
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"This is a book impossible to put down! So fascinating! Yes, these people were/are privileged but they acknowledged that and have gone on to help so many people. "
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"Wow...what a story. I was hooked from the beginning - like other reviewers have said, this definitely reads like a thriller. Highly recommend for those interested in infectious disease."
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The Perfect Predator by Steffanie Strathdee
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“A wise person once said, "The most important two days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.”
Steffanie Strathdee, The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir

“Mayhem in the body expresses itself in the mind.”
Steffanie Strathdee, The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir

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Goodreads Choice ...: * 2019 Goodreads Awards - Final Round: Nov. 19 - Dec. 2 121 208 Nov 20, 2019 05:59AM  
“Evolution has no foresight. Complex machinery develops its own agendas. Brains — cheat. Feedback loops evolve to promote stable heartbeats and then stumble upon the temptation of rhythm and music. The rush evoked by fractal imagery, the algorithms used for habitat selection, metastasize into art. Thrills that once had to be earned in increments of fitness can now be had from pointless introspection. Aesthetics rise unbidden from a trillion dopamine receptors, and the system moves beyond modeling the organism. It begins to model the very process of modeling. It consumes evermore computational resources, bogs itself down with endless recursion and irrelevant simulations. Like the parasitic DNA that accretes in every natural genome, it persists and proliferates and produces nothing but itself. Metaprocesses bloom like cancer, and awaken, and call themselves I.”
Peter Watts, Blindsight

“There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

“And I'll dance with you in Vienna,
I'll be wearing a river's disguise.
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder
my mouth on the dew of your thighs.
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook,
with the photographs there and the moss.
And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty,
my cheap violin and my cross.”
Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs

“We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.”
Charles Darwin

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Mark Twain

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