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

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


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



FoSheng Hsu
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Cornell University
B.A., Microbiology, University of Washington



Dustin Bosch
M.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina
B.S., Chemistry, University of North Dakota



Beth Shen
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. Biochemistry, Bradley University


Graduate Students 

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


KevinKevin Cutler
B.S., Physics, University of Washington
Physics Program


Lab Technician

Daniel McLeod
B.S., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University


Rotation Students

JacobJacob Frick
Microbiology Program


Robin CagleRobin Cagle
Microbiology Program



Pia Andrade
Major: Microbiology



Yazdan Kashani
Major: Microbiology



Savannah Bertolli
Major: Biochemistry



Catherine Tower
Major: Biology