Tufts University tuberculosis researcher wins grant

Bree Aldridge, microbiologist and bioengineer at Tufts University School of Medicine, received a 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. (Image courtesy of Tufts University.)

Bree Aldridge wants to know why some bacteria just won’t die. Aldridge, an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Tufts University, recently won a $1.5 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for her research on improving tuberculosis treatment. Continue reading

Tufts tuberculosis researcher receives prestigious grant

Bree Aldridge, microbiologist and bioengineer at Tufts University School of Medicine, received a 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. (Image courtesy of Tufts University.)

Bree Aldridge, microbiologist and bioengineer at Tufts University School of Medicine, has received a 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, which supports creative new scientists working on innovative biomedical research projects. Aldridge is an assistant professor in molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, a member of the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology program faculties at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, and adjunct assistant professor in biomedical engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering. Continue reading

Chinatown teen learns about medicine at Tufts summer program

Sarah Wang featured

Sarah Wang, 16, does not want to be trapped at a desk job.
“I really like helping people,” said Wang, a junior at Boston Latin School. “I would rather be interacting with patients than sitting behind a desk.” Continue reading