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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Addiction is a Chronic Disease

  • 2016
  • Behavior
Dr. Vivek Kumar is on faculty at the Jackson Laboratory and studies the genetics of addiction using mouse models. Dr. Kumar has a PhD from the University of California, San Diego and conducted postdoctoral research at Northwestern University and UT Southwestern. His work uses unbiased genetic approaches to discover new genes and pathways that regulate addiction. Dr. Kumar is also interested in communicating science to the lay public and has been an advocate for better long term treatment of addiction, much like other chronic illnesses.