Mougous Lab

University of Washington

Laboratory Members


Principal Investigator

Joseph Mougous, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joseph received his undergraduate degree at Western Washington University, Bellingham, where he studied surface chemistry. He then earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked in Carolyn Bertozzi’s laboratory studying sulfated glycolipids of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. After completing his graduate studies, Joseph joined the laboratory of John Mekalanos at Harvard Medical School, where he characterized a type VI secretion system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Joseph established his laboratory at the University of Washington in 2008.


Senior Scientist

S. Brook Peterson
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Biology and Spanish, Grinnell College



Matthew Radey
M.S., Information Science, University of Michigan
B.A., English & Music, University of Michigan



Postdoctoral Fellows

ariaAria Eshraghi
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Bacterial Pathogenesis Postdoctoral Training Grant Recipient


Benjamin Ross
Ph.D., University of Washington
B.A., Biochemistry, Lewis & Clark College
Simons Foundation Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation


Marcos de Moraes
Ph.D., University of Florida
B.S./M.S., Biology/Molecular Biology, Campinas State University


See-Yeun Ting
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Life Sciences, National Yang-Ming University



Rahul Somavanshi
Ph.D., University of Heidelberg
M.S., Biotechnology, University of Pune


Graduate Students 

image2Kaitlyn LaCourse
B.S., Biochemistry, University of New Hampshire
Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant Recipient



HannahHannah Ledvina
B.S., Microbiology, University of Arizona
Bacterial Pathogenesis Graduate Student Training Grant Recipient


Lab Technician

Katie Kelly
B.S., Microbiology, University of Minnesota Twin-Cities



Jun Zeng
Major: Microbiology