Lukas completed his B.Sc. in Neuroscience at the University of Cologne and received his PhD from the International Max Planck Research School for Neurosciences in Göttingen, Germany, where he worked with Ivan Manzini studying olfactory processing in aquatic and amphibious vertebrates. Having investigated the brains of flies, mosquitoes, lampreys, fishes, salamanders, frogs and mice over the course of his studies got him fascinated with the evolution of neuronal networks. In his postdoctoral research, Lukas is investigating the evolution of olfactory circuits mediating human host perception in mosquito brains in the lab of Lindy McBride at Princeton. When not at work, you will probably find him singing or playing the piano, living his Broadway fantasy.