Tiffany Lucas joined the BioGenerator team in early 2017 as an Investment Analyst. She has worked in the Saint Louis scientific community in multiple roles, including Washington University’s Office of Technology Management, as an independent consultant for biotechnology investment and development groups, and as adjunct faculty teaching microbiology at Saint Louis University. Her area of expertise includes due diligence and licensing of early-stage technology in biomedical sciences.
Tiffany completed a postdoctoral position at Washington University studying immunology and viral infection. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Missouri. As a Life Sciences Fellow, she used interdisciplinary approaches to understand how retroviruses, like HIV, modify cells and to identify new targets for antiviral and gene therapies. Tiffany completed a Masters in Entomology at University of Arizona and USDA Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, studying honeybee brain development. Prior to graduate school, she completed a B.S. in Biology at Truman State University with research thesis honors focusing on biological control of arthropods.
She has a long-standing commitment to providing opportunities and mentorship to early career scientists. Tiffany served as President of Alternative Career Exploration in the Sciences (ACES) at University of Missouri and engages students in STEM fields through outreach programs at Washington University, University of Missouri, University of Arizona and The Association for Women in Science (AWIS). She continues to mentor young scientists in all stages of development.