The CPT was please to host Dr. Robert “Chip” Schooley, M.D. as he delivered a well-attended seminar titled “Bacteriophage Therapy for Serious Bacterial Infections: Back to the Future” on Jan 14, 2019. The seminar recapped the phage therapy intervention in the “Patterson case” from the clinician’s perspective, and discussed the future of phage therapy as a medical practice. The seminar was very well attended by faculty and students from across TAMU campus. The seminar was followed by a round table discussion on the challenges and policies surrounding phage application as human medicine. The discussion was attended by the IPATH and the CPT leadership, and Dr. Tom Patterson himself.
Dr. Schooley, M.D. is the Professor of Medicine, and the Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He is also the Senior Director of the International Initiatives, and Co-Director of the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH) at UC San Diego.