WHO WE ARE
Our mission: Ensure an enabling environment to facilitate cutting-edge research by our investigators and train the next generation of TB leaders.
SEATRAC is one of six Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (TRACs) funded through grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
The centers will support the development of a next generation of tuberculosis (TB) researchers by providing focused mentoring and funding support for new investigators; opportunities for multidisciplinary and collaborative research; and training in laboratory and clinical settings.
SEATRAC operates from three world class institutions in Seattle:
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We leverage close partnerships with local non-academic entities and maintain international partners.
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Firland Northwest TB Center
- Infectious Disease Research Institute
- Institute for Systems Biology
- Intellectual Ventures & Global Good
- Kenya Medical Research Institute
- King County TB Control Program
- Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
- Public Health - Seattle, King County
TRTC to SEATRAC
The Tuberculosis Research and Training Center (TRTC) at the University of Washington, Seattle was established in 2017 to provide training and educational opportunities, foster clinical and basic science collaborative research opportunities, and create a hub for tuberculosis investigators to come together for greater TB research success.
TRTC was established with support from the University of Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The TRTC integrates efforts to address important scientific questions about 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 (Medicine, Public Health), Departments (Medicine, Microbiology, Global Health, Environmental & Occupational Health), as well as non-UW organizations and institutes (Seattle Children’s Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center).
TRTC provided the foundation for SEATRAC, which will significantly expand TB-related activities. Over time, and as SEATRAC becomes more established, we expect to phase out TRTC as an independent entity.
- UCTRAC - University of California, San Francisco; University of California, Berkeley
- Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute (tritdi.org) - Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller
- Emory University | Atlanta GA - Emory University, University of Georgia
- Texas Biomedical Research Institute
- TRAC - Johns Hopkins University Center for Tuberculosis Research (jhu.edu)