Dr. Patri is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Zoology, Ravenshaw University since 2011. She has 20 years of teaching and more than 15 years of research experience in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. She has completed her PhD in the year 2000 from Sambalpur University. She worked as the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Human Stress Signal Research Center (HSS), Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kansai Center, Japan on 'Stress and Neuro-Developmental Disorders”. She worked in the Central University of Hyderabad on 'Stem cell therapy” in the Department of Animal Science and then moved to Neurobiology Laboratory of Prof. B.N. Mallick at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, as a Women Scientist (DST, WOS 'A”) Fellow and worked on 'Cellular and Molecular Mechanism of Learning and Memory”. She has published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed international journals and authored 10 text books. She is a life member of Indian Academy of Neuroscience (IAN), Society for Neurochemistry, India (SNCI) and Odisha Bigyan Academy (OBA). Her research program uses neuroanatomical, experimental lesion, and behavioural approaches to examine the contribution of brain regions like the hippocampus to memory and to other higher cognitive functions. Her current research interest mainly focuses on gut microbiota and their interaction with brain, resulting changes in central nervous system function and cognitive behavior.