Welcome to TBRU-ASTRa

Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, infecting one third of the world’s population. A sustained effort in TB research is necessary to better understand and manage the disease.

The TBRU-ASTRa team hopes that this website will be informative for scientists, teachers, students, journalists and others interested in gaining a deeper understanding of our tuberculosis research.

Collaborating Institutions

Collaborating institutions include Emory University, University of California, San Francisco, Texas Biomedical Research InstituteLa Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, IAVI, DeKalb County (Georgia) Board of Health, and the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (Ethiopia).

The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under cooperative agreement: U19AI111211.  Read the press release.

Dual Principal Investigators

Henry Blumberg, MD     Joel Ernst, MD (UCSF)