Dr. Meena Kumari is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University. She is the coordinator of the Physiology II course and teaches reproductive physiology to first year veterinary medicine students. Dr. Kumari was the recipient of a prestigious Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship and spent two years at Phillips University, Marburg, Germany. The major thrusts of her research are focused on the molecular mechanism controlling NR1 subunit expression in cerebral cortex and the modulation of these processes by chronic alcohol. More recently, she developed an interest in exosomes. Her interest centers around examining exosome release in response to drug addiction.