• YopM Crystal Structure

    Crystal structure of the Yersinia virulence protein YopM

    Courtesy of: Cookson Lab

  • Human Monocyte-Derived Macrophages

    Human monocyte-derived macrophages cultivated on microwell chips.

    Courtesy of: Mittler Lab

  • 3D Illustration of Influenza Virus

    Surface protrusions represent viral hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) proteins.

    Courtesy of: Katze Lab

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa in co-culture

    Structural component of bacterial targeting type VI secretion system P. aeruginosa (green) assembled in presence of competitor organism (red).

    Courtesy of: Mougous Lab

  • Inflammatory Death of Mouse Macrophages

    Mouse macrophages undergoing pyroptosis.

    Courtesy of: Cookson Lab

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa expressing different amounts of exopolysaccharides.

    Courtesy of: Harwood Lab

  • The Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis)

    Zoonotic vector of the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi.

    Courtesy of: Mougous Lab
    Photo Credit: Matthew Pinski
  • Portion of a "Pico-Titer Plate"

    A pico-titer plate containing millions of tiny wells in which miniaturized chemical reactions can be performed.

    Courtesy of: Bumgarner Lab

  • HIV-1 Envelope Evolution

    Reconstructed phylogenetic network of HIV-1 envelope sequences (C2-V5) from subtype B.

    Courtesy of: Mullins Lab


Latest News

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington in Seattle is conducting a search for an Assistant Professor in the area of Virology. The ideal candidate will develop a cutting-edge, innovative research program in viral pathogenesis or virus-host interactions; however, all highly qualified individuals pursuing research on eukaryotic viruses are encouraged to apply. The Microbiology department is part of an extensive network of research institutes in Seattle that supports a renowned group of virologists and offers a wealth of resources and opportunities for collaboration.

The University of Washington Microbiology Department was ranked #2 in "Best Global Universities for Microbiology" by U.S. News and World Report, up from #3 last year! More info here.

We are very proud of graduate students in the Microbiology Department who were recognized this month for excellence and outstanding effort. Mayumi Holly (Jason Smith lab) was awarded the Neal Groman Microbiology Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching; Mayim Wiens (also from the Smith lab) received the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Fellowship Award; and Alevtina Gall (Molecular and Cellular Biology program, Nina Salama lab) was awarded the Stanley Falkow Microbiology Graduate Student Award. Congratulations to each of these awardees!

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