​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to IPATH 
Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics

We are the first dedicated phage therapy center in North America, bringing innovative research and clinical practice to the field of medicine. Join us on our journey and witness a revolutionary wave of solutions to combat antibiotic resistance.​

Phage News:

Superbugs Pose a Deadly Threat to Cystic Fibrosis Patients​

​May 14​, 2024 | MedPage Today​​

Phage therapy: Researchers sharpen another arrow in the quiver against antibiotic resistance​​

​Feb 20​, 2024 | StatNews

A Virus Found in Wastewater Beat Back a Woman’s ‘Zombie’ Bacteria

​Feb 14​, 2024 | WIRED

The Future Congress opens with a full house.​​

​Jan 14​, 2024 | El Mercurio

​​​​Wife relies on the natural enemy of bacteria to rescue her husband from a life-threatening disease​

​Dec 14​, 2023 | Upworthy​

No antibiotics worked, so this woman turned to a natural enemy of bacteria to save her husband’s life

​Dec 06​, 2023 | CNN​​ Health

How naturally occurring viruses could help treat superbug infections​ (watch full episode)

​Dec 05, 2023 | CNN​

​​​CDC Director: Threat of respiratory illnesses underway

​Dec 04, 2023 | CNN​

CNN's 'Vital Signs' explores the prospects of phage therapy to treat drug-resistant superbugs​

​Nov 30, 2023 | PR Newswire

Jumbo phages are active against extensively-drug-resistant eyedrop-associated Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections​

May 8, 2023 | bioRxiv

Western firms are becoming interested in a Soviet medicine​

“Phage therapy” aims to use viruses to cure bacterial infections

May 3, 2023 | The Economist​​​

​​Antimicrobial Resistance: Examining an Emerging Public Health Threat​

April 28, 2023 |​ ​Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Hearing

Phage Against the Routine: Resistant Acinetobacter​

February 28, 2023 |​ ​Superbugs & You

The promise of phages

May 9, 2023 |​ Nature Biotechnology

Babbage: How to battle superbugs with viruses

May 17, 2023 | Babbage from The Economist

In the War on Bacteria, It’s Time to Call in the Phages

April 3, 2023 | WIRED

Therapeutic Potential of Intravenous Phage as Standalone Therapy for Recurrent Drug-Resistant Urinary Tract Infections

March 28, 2023 | 
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

San Diego researchers find potential breakthrough to deadly bacteria linked to recalled eye drops

March 22, 2023 | ABC 10 News

Best Life: Bacteria eating virus

December 20, 2022 | Action News 5

The Value of the Patient Voice: A Review of Salt in My Soul by Mallory Smith

November 11, 2022 | Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Phage Trial to Treat CF Patients With Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

October 11, 2022 | UC San Diego Today

Dr. Saima Aslam on: Phage Hunt

August 29, 2022 | Febrile Podcast

Superbug crisis: How a woman saved her husband's life

July 8, 2022 | CNN Health

Watch Dr. Jayant Rajan's talk at UC San Diego

April 15, 2022

Watch IPATH's Salt in My Soul Panel Discussion Event 

February 01, 2022 

Phage Therapy Related Microbial Succession Associated with Successful Clinical Outcome for a Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

October 12, 2021 | Terwilliger et al | Viruses

Can viruses save lives?

April 2021 | Biomedical Science Journal for Teens

Phage Therapy in the Resistance Era: Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Going?

August 31, 2020 | Clinical Therapeutics 

When a Virus Is the Cure

December 14, 2020 | Nicola Twilley | The New Yorker

One for the Phages: Kidney Transplant Patient with Recurring Infections Gets Viral Help

December 1, 2020 | UC San Diego Health Newsroom 

Viruses Can Help Us as Well as Harm Us

December 2020 | David Pride, MD, PhD | Scientific American  

Lessons Learned From the First 10 Consecutive Cases of Intravenous Bacteriophage Therapy to Treat Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections at a Single Center in the United States

September 2020 | Aslam et al. | Open Forum Infectious Diseases

IV phage therapy shows promise against resistant infections

September 4, 2020 | Caitlyn Stulpin | Healio 

Viruses, lords of creation—exploring the little-known viral universe

August 26, 2020 | Babbage Podcast | The Economist

Bacteria-eating viruses could provide a route to stability in cystic fibrosis

July 29, 2020 | Nature Outlook

The Virtuous Side of Viruses

June 2020 | Scientific American

Treat Phage Like Living Antibiotics

February 26, 2020 | Nature Microbiology

NIH Renews Funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group

December 13, 2019 | NIH Newsroom

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy 

Read the New York Times article about the growing interest in using phage therapy in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.  

How to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs: Woman saves husband with phage therapy 

Dr. Steffanie Strathdee and Dr. Tom Patterson share their story with the Today Show. 

Follow This: Season 3 Trailer 

Watch Dr. Strathdee discuss taking on superbug infections, in Part 3, Episode 2 (Superbug Snipers) of Follow This in Netflix. 

The 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018 

Read about Dr. Strathdee and others, named as TIME Magazine's 50 most Influential People in Health Care.

Did You Know?

​​👋 Meet the #SuperBug​Solution...

82% of patients that have received phage therapy at UCSD have had a clinically successful out​come, the highest reported successful series in the US! Patients from the U.S. and across the globe seek out IPATH because we are a leader in the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections. 

With your support, IPATH can increase the accessibility of phage therapy and offer hope to patients worldwide in their battle against antibiotic-resistant infections. 

And, you can give based on your interest! We have giving funds set up for Research, Clinical, and General Suppo​​rt.​​