Lucas is focused on engineering novel CRISPR-based gene editing tools applying directed evolution strategies. He has more than a decade of experience guiding research in protein engineering using high-throughput methodologies.
Prior to joining Life Edit, Lucas was a Protein engineering Scientist at Innate Immunity LLC, where he designed new therapeutic peptides and proteins to treat plant diseases. He has several years of experience as a Post-Doc Scientist for the Johns Hopkins University and the University of São Paulo and has produced over 27 peer-reviewed publications.
Lucas holds a B.S. in Biochemistry, an M.S. in Molecular Biology, and a Ph.D. in Protein Engineering.