Amy Thurber


Amy Thurber 
BA, Biochemistry  
Kenyon College 
Gambier, OH 
PhD, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Sackler School, Tufts University
Postdoctoral Scholar
Bree Aldridge, PhD, Adviser
Suzanne Gaudet, PhD, Adviser



Mycobacterium tuberculosis continues to be a major infectious disease killing over one million people per year world wide. One interesting aspect of the disease is the variability in infection outcome within an individual with some areas of the lung successfully containing the bacteria while others are overwhelmed allowing the bacteria to proliferate. My research analyzes whether heterogeneity in the state of signaling networks at the single cell level can explain differences in infection outcome.

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February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

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