Lucas D'souza, PhD

Research Professional

Lucas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mumbai and went on to complete his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi in 2016. He joined the lab in 2017 and since has been working to define why certain antibody specificities dominate an immune response to viral infections, and how the plasma cells that produce these antibodies persist. Outside of the lab, he enjoys going to movies, exploring new locations and cultures as well as enjoying the local cuisine.

Recent Publications


Wong, R., J. A. Belk, J. Govero, J. L. Uhrlaub, D. Reinartz, H. Zhao, J. M. Errico, L. D'Souza, T. J. Ripperger, J. Nikolich-Zugich, et al., "Affinity-Restricted Memory B Cells Dominate Recall Responses to Heterologous Flaviviruses.", Immunity, 2020 Oct 02. PMID: 33010224


Lam, W. Y., A. Jash, C-H. Yao, L. D'Souza, R. Wong, R. M. Nunley, G. P. Meares, G. J. Patti, and D. Bhattacharya, "Metabolic and Transcriptional Modules Independently Diversify Plasma Cell Lifespan and Function.", Cell Rep, vol. 24, issue 9, pp. 2479-2492.e6, 2018 Aug 28. PMID: 30157439