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Jonah Larkins-Ford, Talia Greenstein, Nhi Van, Yonatan N. Degefu, Michaela C. Olson, Artem Sokolov, Bree B. Aldridge. “Systematic measurement of combination-drug landscapes to predict in vivo treatment outcomes for tuberculosis.” Cell Systems. August 31, 2021. [Source]

cKNN map of the joint dose profile displaying connections that occur in at least 17% of the classification trials.

Trever C. Smith, Krista M. Pullen, Michaela C. Olson, Morgan E. McNellis, Ian Richardson, Sophia Hu, Jonah Larkins-Ford, Xin Wang, Joel S. Freundlich, D. Michael Ando, Bree B. Aldridge. “Morphological profiling of tubercle bacilli identifies drug pathways of action.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. July 2020, 202002738. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2002738117 [Source]

Time-Lapse Microscopy of FROS-ter M. smegmatis Growth in a Microfluidics Device

Logsdon, M., Ho, P., Papavinasasundaram, K., Richardson, K., Cokol, M., Sassetti, C., Amir, A., Aldridge, B.B. “A parallel adder coordinates mycobacterial cell cycle progression and cell size homeostasis in the context of asymmetric growth and organization.” Current Biology. 6 November 2017; 27:1-8. [Source]


Mycobacterium tuberculosis grows linearly at the single-cell level with larger variability than model organisms. Eun Seon Chung, Prathitha Kar, Maliwan Kamkaew,  Ariel Amir, Bree B Aldridge doi: link

Critical role of growth medium for detecting drug interactions in Gram-negative bacteria that model in vivo responses. Kathleen P Davis, Yoelkys Morales, Anne L McCabe, Joan Mecsas, Bree B Aldridge. bioRxiv doi: link


Novel synergies and isolate specificities in the drug interactions landscape of Mycobacterium abscessus. Nhi Van, Yonatan N Degefu, Pathricia A Leus, Jonah Larkins-Ford, Jacob Klickstein, Florian P Maurer, David Stone, Husain Poonawala, Cheleste M Thorpe, Trever C Smith II, Bree B Aldridge. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2023 Jun 6;e0009023. doi: 10.1128/aac.00090-23. link

Confusion. (Can we do better when it comes to the “other-race effect”?) K Heran Darwin, Bree Aldridge, Jessica Seeliger, Aimee Shen, Sarah Stanley. EMBO Rep. 2023 Apr 5;24(4):e57041. link

How can systems approaches help us understand and treat infectious disease? Anna Kuchina, Jason Yang, Bree B. Aldridge, Kevin A. Janes, Naeha Subramanian, Nevan J. Krogan, Mehdi Bouhaddou, Shirit Einav, Jason Papin, Ronald N. Germain. Cell Systems (2022). link

Advances in the design of combination therapies for the treatment of tuberculosis. Jonah Larkins-Ford and Bree B. Aldridge. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery (2022). in press. link

Tools to develop antibiotic combinations that target drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Talia Greenstein and Bree B. Aldridge. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (2022). in press. link

Tuberculosis treatment failure associated with evolution of antibiotic resilience. Qingyun Liu, Junhao Zhu, Charles L. Dulberger, Sydney Stanley, Sean Wilson, Eun Seon Chung, Xin Wang, Peter Culviner, Yue J. Liu, Nathan D. Hicks, Gregory H. Babunovic, Samantha R. Giffen, Bree B. Aldridge, Ethan C. Garner, Eric J. Rubin, Michael C. Chao, Sarah M. Fortune. Science. 2022 Dec 9;378(6624):1111-1118. Epub 2022 Dec 8. link

Design principles to assemble drug combinations for effective tuberculosis therapy using interpretable pairwise drug response measurements. Jonah Larkins-Ford, Yonatan N. Degefu, Nhi Van, Artem Sokolov, Bree B. Aldridge. Cell Reports Medicine (2022). link

C25-modified rifamycin derivatives with improved activity against Mycobacterium abscessus. Laura Paulowski, Katherine S H Beckham, Matt D Johansen, Laura Berneking, Nhi Van, Yonatan Degefu, Sonja Staack, Flor Vasquez Sotomayor, Lucia Asar, Holger Rohde, Bree B Aldridge, Martin Aepfelbacher, Annabel Parret, Matthias Wilmanns, Laurent Kremer, Keith Combrink, Florian P Maurer. PNAS Nexus, Volume 1, Issue 4 (2022). link

Localization of EccA3 at the growing pole in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Nastassja L. Kriel, Mae Newton-Foot, Owen T. Bennion, Bree B. Aldridge, Carolina Mehaffy, John T. Belisle, Gerhard Walzl, Robin M. Warren, Samantha L. Sampson & Nico C. Gey van Pittius. BMC Microbiology volume 22, Article number: 140 (2022). link

Eun Seon (Christin) Chung, William C. Johnson, Bree B. Aldridge.
Types and functions of heterogeneity in mycobacteria. Nature Reviews Microbiology (2022). link

Kathleen Davis, Talia Greenstein, Roberto Viau Colindres, Bree B Aldridge.
Leveraging laboratory and clinical studies to design effective antibiotic combination therapy, Current Opinion in Microbiology (2021). Volume 64: 68-75. link

Li et al., Identification of cell wall synthesis inhibitors active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis by competitive activity-based protein profiling, Cell Chemical Biology (2021), DOI.

Jonah Larkins-Ford, Talia Greenstein, Nhi Van, Yonatan N. Degefu, Michaela C. Olson, Artem Sokolov, Bree B. Aldridge. Systematic measurement of combination-drug landscapes to predict in vivo treatment outcomes for tuberculosis. Cell Systems. August 31, 2021. DOI.

Egbelowo O, Sarathy JP, Gausi K, Zimmerman MD, Wang H, Wijnant GJ, Kaya F, Gengenbacher M, Van N, Degefu Y, Nacy C, Aldridge BB, Carter CL, Denti P, Dartois V. Pharmacokinetics and target attainment of SQ109 in plasma and human-like tuberculosis lesions in rabbits. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Jul 6:AAC0002421. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34228540. DOI.

Van N., Degefu Y.N., Aldridge B.B. (2021) Efficient Measurement of Drug Interactions with DiaMOND (Diagonal Measurement of N-Way Drug Interactions). In: Parish T., Kumar A. (eds) Mycobacteria Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2314. Humana, New York, NY. DOI

Aldridge, B.B., Barros-Aguirre, D., Barry, C.E. et al. The Tuberculosis Drug Accelerator at year 10: what have we learned?. Nat Med (2021). DOI

Trever C. Smith, Krista M. Pullen, Michaela C. Olson, Morgan E. McNellis, Ian Richardson, Sophia Hu, Jonah Larkins-Ford, Xin Wang, Joel S. Freundlich, D. Michael Ando, Bree B. Aldridge. Morphological profiling of tubercle bacilli identifies drug pathways of action. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. July 2020, 202002738. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2002738117 link

Ardeshir Goliaei, Haley A Woods, Adriana E Tron, Matthew A Belmonte, J Paul Secrist, Douglas Ferguson, Lisa Drew, Adrian J Fretland, Bree B Aldridge, Francis D Gibbons. Multiscale Model Identifies Improved Schedule for Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia In Vitro With the Mcl‐1 Inhibitor AZD5991. CPT: pharmacometrics & systems pharmacology. October 2020. DOI:

Shuyi Ma, Suraj Jaipalli, Jonah Larkins-Ford, Jenny Lohmiller, Bree B. Aldridge, David R. Sherman, Sriram Chandrasekaran.  Transcriptomic Signatures Predict Regulators of Drug Synergy and Clinical Regimen Efficacy against Tuberculosis. mBio. Nov 2019, 10 (6) e02627-19 link

Manu De Rycker, David Horn, Bree Aldridge, et al., Setting Our Sights on Infectious Diseases. ACS Infectious Diseases. 2019. link

Smith TC,  Aldridge BB. Targeting drugs for tuberculosis. 28
June 2019. Science. Vol. 364, Issue 6447, pp. 1234. free full text

Balaban NQ, Helaine S, Lewis K, Ackermann M, Aldridge B, Andersson DI, et al. Definitions and guidelines for research on antibiotic persistence. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2019. link

Katzir, I., Cokol, M., Aldridge, B.B.*, Alon, U.* “Prediction of ultra-high-order antibiotic combinations based on pairwise interactions.” (2019) PLoS Computational Biology 15(1):e1006774. link

Boot, M., Commandeur, S., Subudhi, A.K., Bahira, M., Smith II, T.C., Abdallah, A.M., van Gemert, M., Lelièvre, J., Ballell, L., Aldridge, B.B, Pain, A., Speer, A., and Bitter, W. “Accelerating early anti-tuberculosis drug discovery by creating mycobacterial indicator strains that predict mode of action.” Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (in press). link

Logsdon, M.M. and Aldridge, B.B. “Stable Regulation of Cell Cycle Events in Mycobacteria: Insights from Inherently Heterogeneous Bacterial Populations.” (2018) Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:514. link

Hayashi, J.M., Richardson, K., Melzer, E.S., Sandler, S.J., Aldridge, B.B., Siegrist, M.S., Morita, Y.S. (2018). “Stress-Induced Reorganization of the Mycobacterial Membrane Domain.” mBio, 9(1). link

Sundarakrishnan, A., Chen, Y., Black, L. D., Aldridge, B. B. , Kaplan, D.L. (2018). “Engineered cell and tissue models of pulmonary fibrosis” Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, in press. link

Mann, K. M., Huang, D. L., Hooppaw, A. J., Logsdon, M. M., Richardson, K., Lee, H. J., Kimmey, J. M., Aldridge, B. B. , Stallings, C. (2017). “Rv0004 is a new essential member of the mycobacterial DNA replication machinery” PLoS Genetics, 13(11), e1007115. link

Srinivasan Vijay, Dao N. Vinh, Hoang T. Hai, Vu T. N. Ha, Vu T. M. Dung, Tran D. Dinh, Hoang N. Nhung, Trinh T. B. Tram, Bree B. Aldridge, Nguyen T. Hanh, Do D. A. Thu, Nguyen H. Phu, Guy E. Thwaites, Nguyen T. T. Thuong. “Influence of Stress and Antibiotic Resistance on Cell-Length Distribution in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Clinical Isolates” Frontiers in Microbiology. 21 November 2017. link

Logsdon, M., Ho, P., Papavinasasundaram, K., Richardson, K., Cokol, M., Sassetti, C., Amir, A., Aldridge, B.B. “A parallel adder coordinates mycobacterial cell cycle progression and cell size homeostasis in the context of asymmetric growth and organization” Current Biology. 6 November 2017; 27:1-8. link

Cokol, M., Kuru, N., Bicak, E., Larkins-Ford, J., Aldridge, B.B. “Efficient measurement and factorization of high-order drug interactions in Mycobacterium tuberculosis” Science Advances. 2017 October 11: E1701881. link

Richardson, K., Bennion, O.T., Tan, S., Hoang, A.N., Cokol, M., Aldridge, B.B. “Temporal and intrinsic factors of rifampicin tolerance in mycobacteria” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 June 29. link

Hayashi, J.M., Luo, C.Y., Mayfield, J.A., Hsu T., Fukuda, T., Walfield, A.L., Giffen, S.R., Leszyk, J.D., Baer, C.E., Bennion, O.T., Madduri, A., Shaffer, S.A., Aldridge, B.B., Sassetti, C.M., Sandler, S.J., Kinoshita, T., Moody, D.B., Morita, Y.S. “Spatially distinct and metabolically active membrane domain in mycobacteria.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 10;113(19):5400-5. link

Aldridge B.B., Keren I., Fortune S.M. “The Spectrum of Drug Susceptibility in Mycobacteria. “Microbiol Spectr. 2014 Oct;2(5). link

Aldridge B.B., Rhee K.Y. “Microbial metabolomics: innovation, application, insight.” Curr Opin Microbiol. 2014 Jun;19:90-6. link

Chao, M.C., Kieser, K.J., Minami, S, Mavrici, D., Aldridge, B.B., Fortune, S.M., Alber, T., Rubin, E.J. “Protein Complexes and Proteolytic Activation of the Cell Wall Hydrolase RipA Regulate Septal Resolution in Mycobacteria.” PLoS Pathogens, 2013, 9(2): e1003197. link

Wirth, S.E., Krywy, J.A., Aldridge, B.B., Fortune, S.M., Fernandez-Suarez, M., Gray, T.A., Derbyshire, K.M., “Polar assembly and scaffolding proteins of the virulence-associated ESX-1 secretory apparatus in mycobacteria.” Molecular Microbiology, 2012, 83(3):654-664. PMCID: PMC3277861 link

Aldridge, B.B., Fernandez-Suarez, M., Heller, D., Ambravaneswaran, V., Irimia, D., Toner, M., Fortune, S.M., “Asymmetry and aging in mycobacterial cells lead to variable growth and antibiotic susceptibility.” Science, 2012, 335 (6064): 100-104. PMCID: PMC3397429 link

Aldridge, B.B., Gaudet, S., Lauffenburger, D.A., Sorger, P.K., “Lyapunov exponents and phase diagrams reveal multi-factorial control over TRAIL-induced apoptosis.” Molecular Systems Biology, 2011, 7:553. PMCID: PMC3261706 link

Aldridge, B.B., Saez-Rodriguez, J., Muhlich, J., Sorger, P.K., Lauffenburger, D.A., “Fuzzy logic analysis of kinase pathway crosstalk in TNF/EGF/Insulin-induced signaling.” PLoS Computational Biology, 2009, 5(4): e1000340. PMCID: PMC2663056 link

Albeck, J.G., Burke, J.M., Aldridge, B.B., Zhang, M.S., Lauffenburger, D.A., Sorger, P.K. Quantitative analysis of pathways controlling extrinsic apoptosis in single cells.” Mol. Cell, 2008, 30(1):11-25. PMCID: PMC2858979 link

Aldridge, B.B., Burke, J., Lauffenburger, D., Sorger, P. Physicochemical Modelling of Cell Signaling Pathways. Nature Cell Biol, 2006, 8:1195-2003. link

Aldridge, B.B., Haller, G., Sorger, P., and Lauffenburger, D. Direct Lyapunov exponent analysis enables parametric study of transient signalling governing cell behaviour. Syst. Biol, 2006. 153 (6). link

Draviam VM, Shapiro I, Aldridge B., and Sorger PK. Misorientation and reduced stretching of aligned sister kinetochores promote chromosome missegregation in EB1- or APC-depleted cells. EMBO J. 2006. 25 (12): 2814-27. PMCID: PMC1500857 link