Bree Aldridge, PhD


Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology



BS, Computer Engineering, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
PhD, Biological Engineering, MIT
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard School of Public Health


Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 511D
Laboratory: Arnold 511

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-6703
Lab Phone: 617-636-0919
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Immunology, Molecular Microbiology


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 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. We merge engineering and molecular approaches to develop quantitative descriptions of the determinants of mycobacterial stress tolerance and virulence. Our approach is motivated by our recent finding that the asymmetric growth pattern of mycobacteria creates subpopulations of cells with different growth parameters and tolerance to antibiotic treatment. We are building a multidisciplinary research group that couples quantitative single-cell measurements and mathematical modeling with the goal of shortening and simplifying treatment regimens against tuberculosis.


Lab Members

Meriem Bahira, Senior Research Technician  Send an e-mail 
Jonah Larkins-Ford, MERGE-ID PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Michelle Logsdon, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Julia Parker, Undergraduate Research Intern Send an e-mail 
Krista Pullen, Research Technician Send an e-mail 
Trever Smith, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Amy Thurber, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research