Dr. Meckes obtained his B.S. in microbiology from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. John W. Wills. His dissertation research was focused on herpes simplex virus assembly and viral protein-protein interactions. Dr. Meckes completed his post-doctoral training in tumor virology at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in the laboratory of Dr. Nancy Raab-Traub. During this time he was awarded an American Cancer Society post-doctoral fellowship to study the molecular properties of exosomes secreted from Epstein-Barr virus infected cancer cells. He joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences at FSU in 2013 as an assistant professor. Dr. Meckes teaches microbiology to first and second year medical students and directs a research laboratory studying the composition and functions of exosomes in cancer and other human diseases.