- Joseph Mougous, University of Washington, USA
Dr. Mougous studied Biochemistry at Western Washington University before obtaining his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley. His thesis work consisted defined the biosynthesis and role in virulence of lipid sulfate modifications in Mycobacteria, including the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Dr. Mougous then moved to Harvard Medical School, where he initiated studies of protein secretion in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. At the University of Washington, Dr. Mougous’ group discovered a novel form of interbacterial antagonism mediated by the type VI secretion system. The Mougous laboratory has made contributions in the areas of type VI secretion function and mechanism, antibacterial toxins, polymicrobial communities, and eukaryotic innate immunity.
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