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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Bree Aldridge

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Bree Aldridge

Bree Aldridge

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology

Office phone: 617-636-6703
Lab phone: 617-636-0919
Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 511D
Laboratory: 
Arnold 511
Education: 
BS, Computer Engineering, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
PhD, Biological Engineering, MIT
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard School of Public Health
Research synopsis: 

Tuberculosis remains a threat to global health, killing ~2 million people every year. The causative agent of tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is thought to infect one-third of the world's population, sickening ~10 million people a year. Despite efforts to simplify treatment strategies, tuberculosis still requires months of multi-drug therapy to cure. Our research focuses on designing optimized therapies for TB using cell biology and engineering approaches. Our lab is a multidisciplinary research team, integrating quantitative measurement with computational modeling and analysis to create intuitive descriptions of complex cell biology. We focus our studies on (1) characterizing single-cell determinants of mycobacterial drug tolerance, (2) understanding how growth heterogeneity is controlled, and (3) engineering combination therapy.

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