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Arnold 511D
School of Medicine
Tufts University
136 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02111

Tel: 617-636-6703
Fax: 617-636-0337

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Bree B. Aldridge
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine (view profile)


2008 Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biological Engineering
2002 B.S., University of Arizona, Computer Engineering
2002 B.S., University of Arizona, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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

Research Interests

Our research focuses on understanding how mycobacteria tolerate stress and perturb host cell biology to evade killing by antibiotic treatment and the host immune response. We integrate single-cell measurements and computational modeling to quantitatively describe stress tolerance and virulence mechanisms of mycobacteria.

Short Bio

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. Bree joins 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.

Professional Positions

2012 - present Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Engineering, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
2008 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Dept. of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Boston, MA
2002 - 2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Biological Engineering
2006 - 2008 Visiting Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Systems Biology