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Bree Aldridge

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine
Aldridge Lab

Bree Aldridge

Bree Aldridge

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine
Aldridge Lab

Phone 617-636-6703
Biomedical Research & Public Health Building, Room 511D
136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Research: 
microbiology, systems biology, mathematical modeling, infectious disease, microscopy
Biography: 

Bree Aldridge received bachelor's degrees in Computer Engineering and Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2002 from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in Biological Engineering in 2008 from MIT. She was also the recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. She completed her graduate studies at MIT under the mentorship of Douglas Lauffenburger and Peter Sorger. Aldridge joined Tufts after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health under the guidance of Sarah Fortune. Her research focuses on identifying determinants of mycobacterial virulence and tolerance to antibiotic stress.

Education: 
Ph.D., Biological Engineering, MIT, 2008
B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, 2002
B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, 2002
Professional Experience: 
2012-present:

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine

2012-present:

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2008-2012:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health

2002-2008:

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

2006-2008:

Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests: 

Aldridge's research focuses on understanding how mycobacteria tolerate stress and perturb host cell biology to evade killing by antibiotic treatment and the host immune response. Her work integrates single-cell measurements and computational modeling to quantitatively describe stress tolerance and virulence mechanisms of mycobacteria.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2013: NIH Director's New Innovator Award
2013: Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
2002-2006: U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
2002: Society of Women Engineers/Compaq Scholar
1998-2002: Flinn Foundation Scholar
1998-2002: IBM Watson Scholar