Dr. Lucas is the Director of Orthopedic Research and an Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He has a secondary appointment as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Pathology at New York Medical College.

Dr. Lucas has had an extensive career in academia and medical research. He’s considered a luminary in the field of stem cell sciences. From 1996 to 1997, he served as the chief scientist for Morphogen Pharmaceuticals and was a consultant for the Veterans Administration, at the Medical Center Castle Point. From 1989 to 1996, he served as the Director of Surgical Research and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, GA. From 1987 to 1989, he was an Assistant Researcher at the Orthopedics Research Laboratories, University of California, Davis, CA. From 1986 to 1987, he was a Research Associate, Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. From 1984 to 1985, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Arnold I. Caplan, Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University. From 1981 to 1983, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Dominic D. Dziewiatkowski, Department of Oral Biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Between 1974 and 1980, he performed his graduate work (Ph.D.) with Dr. Leon Singer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis.

Dr. Lucas received his B.A. in Chemistry from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 1974.