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

Dr. Bree Aldrige leads the L2D Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance research area.  Her 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.