Lucas Shores


BME Doctoral Candidate, President of oSTEM Duke Chapter

Lucas hails from the small town of Sequim, WA on the Olympic peninsula of Washington state. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2015 he took a gap year to study viral immunology in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Yewdell at the NIH before joining the Collier lab at Duke in the Fall of 2016. He loves coffee, light rain, and cloudy days, but has developed affection for the southern city of Durham. 


Recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) fellowship

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BS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (2015) 

MS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University (2017) 

Research Interests

  • Engineering a therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of autoimmune disease
  • Investigating novel combinations of epitopes to enhance immune responses