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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Sackler Faculty Member Bree Aldridge Takes On TB

Friday, August 31, 2018
The Aldridge group makes strides against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Bree Aldridge, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology and a member of the Sackler graduate programs in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology arrived at Tufts in 2012. Her group studies Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, a killer that affected 10 million people in 2016; 1.7 million died from the disease. Carried in a latent form in more than 1.9 billion individuals world-wide, this disease is extremely difficult to treat and thus a major world-wide health problem.

Using a BSL-3 containment lab constructed for TB research, Aldridge and her team of students and postdocs use a variety of state-of-the-art approaches to understand how the bacteria grow and cause disease.

Learn more about Dr. Aldridge and her research in an article about the group in Tufts Magazine.