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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Dana Kalina, BA

Research and Administrative Assistant

Dana Kalina provides the lab with behind the science support including scheduling meetings, consenting patients for our research, assisting with grant submissions, helping to onboard the fantastic researchers to the lab safely and swiftly, in addition to countless other tasks that help us all keep our sanity!


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, BS 

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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Molly Bucklin, BA

PhD Student

Molly Bucklin received her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. During this time she worked in the lab of Carl June. She joined the Lucas Lab in May 2019.


Anjali Ramaswamy

PhD Student

Anjali Ramaswamy recieved her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology in 2014 from Johns Hopkins University. Subsequently, she worked as a research technologist investigating mechanisms of anti-tumor immunity in the laboratories of Drew Pardoll and Fan Pan, also at Johns Hopkins University. Anjali joined the Lucas Lab in May 2019.


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.


TIm Maher, Bs

Postgraduate Associate

Tim Maher received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Wagner College. During his undergraduate career, Tim conducted research in Martin Blaser’s lab at New York University. He joined the Lucas lab in June 2018 and is currently working on interpreting phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling and mechanisms of disease in patients with monogenic immune disorders.  He is an avid fan of The Office and Game of Thrones.


Saba Tegegne, BS

Postgraduate Associate

Saba Tegegne received her Bachelor of science in Biochemistry and Human Biology from the University of Toronto, Canada. She joined the Lucas lab in January 2019 and is working on the role of DNA damage response kinases in lymphocyte activation.


Lucas Yang

Undergraduate Student

Lucas Yang is a Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry major from Yale College’s class of 2022. He is currently working with Stephen Lanahan, having joined the Lucas Lab in May 2019.

Former lab members 


Leah Li

Visiting Undergraduate from Abroad: Summer 2018

Mithun Kumaran

Visiting Undergraduate from Abroad: Summer 2018

Joel Brooks, DO

Clinical Fellow: August 2017-July 2018

Andrew Takeda, Bs

Postgraduate Associate: July 2016-July 2018

Jude Raj, bs

Postgraduate Associate: July 2016-July 2018

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 alec schrager 

Visiting Undergraduate Student, Summer 2017

lEWis Timimi

Visiting Undergraduate Student From Abroad, Summer 2017

eeshA Desai

Research Associate, July 2016-December 2016

Haowei Wang

Interim Laboratory Manager, Research Associate July 2016-December 2016