Bay Area TB Science (BATS)


Bay Area TB Science (BATS) is a monthly TB talks series and annual symposium hosted by UC TRAC and co-sponsored by UCSF Center for Tuberculosis and UC Berkeley Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases. BATS brings together TB investigators at UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University and SF Department of Public Health to highlight established and early-stage investigators in the UC TRAC community with the intention to build community and foster collaboration. 

The BATS Symposium planning committee is co-chaired by UC TRAC Basic Science Directors, Drs. Babak Javid (UCSF) and Sarah Stanley (UC Berkeley), and BATS Monthly is hosted by Dr. Babak Javid.

The save-the-date for the annual BATS Symposium is released via UCSF Center for Tuberculosis-UC TRAC monthly newsletter listserv by spring each year.

The BATS monthly TB talks series listserv is monitored to protect propreitary research. Please contact [email protected] to join. 

BATS 2023 poster session


2023 program 2023 ABSTRACT BOOK

The Bay Area TB Science (BATS) Symposium was held in-person on Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 9am-6pm, on the UCSF Mission Bay campus, focusing on local researchers sharing their work and allow for networking opportunities along with talks, posters, catered lunch, and a wine and cheese reception. 

We were honored to have Dr. Eric Rubin serve as this year’s Keynote Speaker. He is an Adjunct Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the New England Journal of Medicine.


BATS Rising Star Awardees

This award acknowledges a postdoctoral fellow or assistant professor who has distinguished themselves in TB research.

Gustavo Velasquez and Payam Nahid at award presentation Devan Jaganath and Payam Nahid at award presentation


Photos courtesy of Adam Fillion. Curated photos can be accessed at this link, and all photos can be accessed here.


BATS poster session


BATS poster session

Sara Suliman presenting at BATS


Gustavo Velasquez and Payam Nahid at BATS

Rebecca Crowder presenting at BATS

Colwyn Headley presenting at BATS


Priya Shete presenting at BATS

Sarah Stanley and Purvesh Khatri

Alina Nalyvayko standing with her BATS poster

Mohamad Dandan standing with his BATS poster

Listing of sponsors