Dr. Phlox's friend and colleague from the Interspecies Medical Exchange. Dr. Lucas was the first human to serve on Phlox's homeworld of Denobula, and he and Phlox exchanged personal correspondence in 2151. Phlox had many observations on human behavior, as well as tips for dealing with Denobulan mating rituals.

Dr. Lucas is recalled to Earth short of his term due to the Xindi attack, which also claimed the life of several of his colleagues. He continues to exchange correspondence with Phlox during the Xindi mission.