May 31, 2019
Steffanie Strathdee, Phd
The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir is a bracing medical-mystery memoir in the vein of Brain on Fire, that tells the incredible story of Strathdee's fight to save her husband's life, which led her to rediscover a forgotten treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Her search, and the inspired team of scientists and doctors she found, led to an experimental treatment that would save Tom and offerhope for solving one of the most lethal and urgent issues facing the world medical community today. A nail-biting tale of suspense...Steffanie Strathdee is an infectious disease epidemiologist, and Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and 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 and is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins and Simon Fraser Universities. She has been named one ofTIME's 50 Most Influential People in Health Care.Steffanie was included on the Canadian Women in Global Health List for 2018. She is originally from Toronto, studied at the University of Toronto,and has lived in Vancouver.Thomas Patterson  is an evolutionary sociobiologist and an experimental psychologist. A Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, he has renowned expertise on behavioral interventions among HIV-positive persons and those at high risk of acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted infections.Dr. Patterson and Dr. Strathdee have worked as husband and wife AIDS researchers on the Mexico-US border for over a decade. This is their first book together.

(on sale February 26, 2019; Hachette Books; ISBN 9780316418089; $36.50; 352 pages)