Our lab is made up of a diverse group of people who embody the spirit of team work and inclusiveness! 

Current Lab members


carrie lucas, PHD 

Principal Investigator

Dr. Carrie L. Lucas received her PhD from Harvard Medical School and her postdoctoral training from the National Institutes of Health, NIAID. Her laboratory investigates signaling in T cells from healthy people and patients with inherited immune disorders to dissect pathways critical for human immunity. A major focus of her work has been on phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling and mechanisms of disease in immunodeficient patients with activating mutations in PI3K subunits.



Andrew rice, ms

Laboratory Manager/Research Associate

Andrew Rice received his Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology from University of New Haven and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut. He has been a Yale veteran since 2010, but only joined the Lucas Lab in January 2017 as the Lab Manager. Andrew's primary focus is ensuring the smooth operation of the lab, however, he always finds time to have bench work focus including his help with patient studies, genomics, proteomics, and other experiments in cooperation with other lab members. He is an avid Star Wars fan and loves to bake! 

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Jean Marie Carpier, Phd

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Jean-Marie Carpier received his PhD from Université Paris-Descartes (Paris, France) studying the role of intracellular trafficking in T lymphocyte signaling and response in the lab of Dr. Claire Hivroz (Institut Curie, Paris, France). He moved from France and joined the Lucas lab in March 2017 and is currently working on the role of DNA damage response kinases in T lymphocyte activation.

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Paul Tyler, BA

PhD Student

Paul Tyler received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Amherst College.  He worked as a research technician in Stephanie Dougan's lab at Dana Farber Cancer Institute before coming to Yale to pursue a PhD.  He is currently a graduate student in the Lucas lab and is working on mechanisms of regulation of senescence in human T cells.

Stephen lanahan 

PhD Student

Stephen Lanahan received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2016 from UNC-Chapel Hill. He started doing research at Duke University under Sue Jinks-Robertson and Jorn Coers. He continued his research career at UNC in Matthew Wolfgang's lab. He joined the Lucas Lab in May 2018.

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Andrew Takeda, Bs

Postgraduate Associate

Andrew Takeda received his BS in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the Lucas lab in July 2016 as a Postgraduate Associate and focuses on elucidating the signaling mechanisms underlying monogenic immune disorders.


Jude Raj, bs

Postgraduate Associate

Jude Raj graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.S. in Biology and Mathematics. He joined the Lucas lab in July 2016 as a Postgraduate Associate and focuses on understanding T-Cell Receptor signaling.

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Nina Brodsky, MD

Clinical Fellow

Dr. Nina Brodsky received her M.D. from the University of Maryland, completed her Pediatric residency training at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, and is currently a Pediatric Critical Care fellow at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Her research interests include the genetic and environmental etiologies of immunodeficiency and other pathologic inflammation, as well as signaling and mechanisms of disease in patients with these conditions.


Joel Brooks, DO

Clinical Fellow

Joel Brooks is a Chicago native where he received his Bachelors in Biology from Roosevelt University and his medical degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, before pursuing fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at the Yale University School of Medicine. His research interests include hereditary angioedema and disease mechanisms in immunodeficiency patients. Outside the lab, he enjoys almost any outdoor activity, including rock climbing and mountain biking

Former lab members 


alec schrager 

Visiting Undergraduate Student, Summer 2017

lEWis Timimi

Visiting Undergraduate Student From Abroad, Summer 2017

eeshA Desai

Research Associate, July 2016-December 2016

Hawoei Wang

Interim Laboratory Manager, Research Associate July 2016-December 2016