Dr. Lukacs received his M.S. from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. from Wayne State University. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as a Research Investigator in the Department of Pathology in 1993, was appointed to Assistant Research Professor in 1997, Associate Research Professor in 2000 and Associate Professor of Pathology (tenured) in 2001. In 2006, Dr. Lukacs was promoted to Professor of Pathology with tenure.
A member of the U-M faculty for more than 15 years, Dr. Lukacs researches the development of chronic pulmonary diseases, including asthma and viral infections. His laboratory developed clinically relevant mouse models of allergen-induced asthma and viral infection that have demonstrated a number of correlates to human disease. His research into the role of specific innate and acquired immune responses has identified several novel pathways of disease intervention as well as defined mechanisms leading to pathophysiology changes during pulmonary disease. To read more about his research, visit the Lukacs Laboratory site.
Dr. Lukacs is principal investigator on four National Institute of Health grants, co-investigator on four colleagues’ NIH grants, and has received industry support from a wide range of pharmaceutical and biotech companies. In addition, he has two patents and four disclosures, has authored 209 peer-reviewed articles, 48 review articles and book chapters, and has delivered more than 100 extramural invited presentations.
In his roles as Director of the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program, as PI of a post-doctoral T32 training grant, and as a member of many K08 awards, T32 steering, and graduate student mentoring committees, he is actively engaged in mentoring and medical education.