Mission

The TRTC provides training and educational opportunities, fosters clinical- and basic- science collaborative research opportunities, and creates a hub for tuberculosis investigators to come together for greater TB research success.  

Vision

The TRTC provides support to investigators to decrease the global burden of TB through training and high-impact multidisciplinary research.


Established in 2017 under the Department of Medicine and Department of Global Health, the Tuberculosis Research and Training Center (TRTC) at the University of Washington (UW) integrates efforts to address important scientific questions about tuberculosis (TB), and aims to foster intensive mentoring of trainees, along with promoting strong local and international collaborations.  

We have over 50 faculty members with primary and secondary TB research interests and a diverse span of UW Schools, Departments and Divisions, as well as non-UW organizations and institutes in Seattle. Established with support from the UW Departments of Medicine and Global Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the TRTC organizes a communication network among TB researchers.

TB Incidence

The TRTC serves as a hub of communication for TB research, funding, and educational opportunities, while supporting training opportunities for students and junior faculty. We foster collaborations and innovative solutions to answering scientific questions to eliminate TB a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.