Sackler Faculty Member Bree Aldridge Takes On TB
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.