Left: Transmission electron micrograph showing cross-section of Mycobacterium tuberculosis stained with Ruthenium Red to visualize the outer capsule layer of the complex cell wall. (Stokes et al. 2004. Infection and Immunity 72, 5676-5686).

The Centre for Tuberculosis Research (CTBR) at UBC is dedicated to the development of novel therapeutics to curb the effects of the most devastating infectious agent of mortality worldwide, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).