Mougous Lab

University of Washington

Laboratory Members

 

Principal Investigator

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

mougous@u.washington.edu

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
snowbp@uw.edu

Hemantha Don Kulasekara
Ph.D., Wake Forest University
B.S., Biology, Coppin State College
donhk@uw.edu

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Seemay Chou
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
B.S./B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology/Plan II, University of Texas at Austin
HHMI-sponsored Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
schou@uw.edu

John Whitney
Ph.D., University of Toronto
B.Sc., Biological Chemistry, University of Guelph
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellow
jccw@uw.edu 

 

Aria Eshraghi
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Bacterial Pathogenesis Postdoctoral Training Grant Recipient
ariae@uw.edu

 

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

 


Marlen Adler
Ph.D., Uppsala University
B.S./M.S., Microbiology, Uppsala University
Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow
adlerma@uw.edu

 

 

Graduate Students 

Kaitlyn LaCourse
B.S., Biochemistry, University of New Hampshire
klacours@uw.edu

Hannah Ledvina
B.S., Microbiology, University of Arizona
Bacterial Pathogenesis Graduate Student Training Grant Recipient
hledvina@uw.edu

 

Lab Technician


Rachel Kim
B.S., Environmental Health, University of Washington
jrkim08@uw.edu

 

Undergraduates

Liana Doma
Major: Microbiology
ldoma@uw.edu 

 

Past members *

Alistair Russell
FoSheng Hsu
Julie Silverman
Justin DeLeon
Laura Austin
Max Ferrin
Michele LeRoux
Rachel Hood
Sandra Schwarz

** if you are a former lab member and don’t see yourself, send us a link!