Lukas Bane is a member of the strategic growth team at DESRES. He earned a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University. As a graduate student, Lukas used X-ray crystallography to study the structure and function of the divalent metal transporter required for dietary iron absorption. He was also heavily involved in coordinating alumni within his department and founded the MCB Career Development Program, which helps prepare current graduate students for the job market.