Assistant Professor, Precision Immunology Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiBiography
Lucas received in 2014 his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology by Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil. During his PhD he trained for one year in NK cells and Cancer in the lab of Mark Smyth at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. In the Fall of 2014, Lucas joined the lab of Kai Wucherpfennig at Dana-Farber to develop an antibody-based therapy for cancer. Now, Lucas is joining as a faculty member the Department of Oncological Sciences and Precision Immunology Institute in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, where he will characterize the NK cell-driven immunity and develop novel NK cell-based therapies for cancer.