Episode Summary


Bacteriophages are interesting viruses that target bacteria and have been used for therapeutic purposes. Recently, the emergence of antibiotic resistance has spurred a renewed interest in using these viruses or their products as therapeutic tools against recalcitrant human pathogens. AAC has also published a recent manuscript from ARLG to guide the use of phages in clinical practice. We will discuss with experts in the field the state-of-the-art in phage therapy.

Topics Discussed:

  • The use of bacteriophages and their products for therapeutic purposes.
  • The clinical applications of phages.
  • The barriers for developing of phages as therapeutic tools to treat multidrug-resistant infections.


  • Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D, Professor and Director, Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY.
  • Saima Aslam, MBBS, Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
  • Anthony Maresso, Ph.D., Professor and Founder of TAILOR Labs, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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