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Dr. Manorama Patri |Online Writing award |Best Researcher Award

Dr. Manorama Patri, Central University Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala , India 

Dr. Manorama Patri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the School of Life Sciences, Central University Himachal Pradesh, India. With a diverse academic background, including post-doctoral positions in esteemed institutions such as JNU, New Delhi, and AIST, Osaka, Japan, Dr. Patri holds a PhD in Zoology from Sambalpur University, Sambalpur.

Her research interests primarily revolve around understanding neuronal damage in neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia, and epilepsy. Her work focuses on exploring how environmental stressors contribute to neuronal damage and investigating neuroprotection measures using probiotics and phytochemicals. Dr. Patri’s research has contributed significantly to uncovering the neuroprotective potential of phytochemicals and elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying their effects.

Professional Profiles:


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  • PhD in Zoology, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, 2000
  • M. Phil in Environmental Science, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, 1990
  • M.Sc. Zoology, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1987
  • B. Sc. CBZ (H), Bhadrak College Bhadrak, Odisha, 1985

Post-Doctoral Positions:

  • School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, 2009-2011
  • Dept of Animal Sciences, HCU, Hyderabad, 2008-2009
  • HSSRC, AIST, Osaka, Japan, 2006-2008

Professional Qualifications:

  • Awarded IIAS ‘Fellow Designate’, IIAS, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2023
  • Guest Fellowship on ‘Study of Animal Diversity in IIAS Campus’, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 2022
  • Women Scientist Award (WOS ‘A’), DST, India, 2009-2013

Research Interests:

Dr. Manorama Patri’s research focuses on understanding neuronal damage in brain disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia, and epilepsy. She investigates the impact of environmental stress on neuronal damage and explores neuroprotection measures using probiotics and phytochemicals. Her work has led to significant findings on phytochemical-mediated Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) activity in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and the neuroprotective potential of phytochemicals. She utilizes multidisciplinary approaches including behavioral analysis, oxidative stress mechanism, protein expression, and pharmacological interventions to improve drug treatment outcomes.

Research Projects:

  1. Learning and memory deficits with molecular dysfunction following environmental exposure to B[a]P; DST (WOS ‘A’), 2009-2013
  2. To study the possible mechanism and role of NMDA R in B[a]P-induced behavioral changes and neuronal apoptosis; DAEBRNS, 2015-2018
  3. Behavioral changes and oxidative DNA damage via DNA methylation on early exposure to B[a]P during the development of Zebrafish embryos; Dept. of S&T, Govt. of Odisha, 2016-2019
  4. Study the effects of hypoxia on B[a]P induced behavioral changes and expression of neurotrophic factors during development of Zebrafish embryos; DRDO, New Delhi, 2017-2020

International and National Conferences/Workshops/Symposia Organized:

  • International Conference and Annual Meet IAN 2017
  • National Conference on Environmental Impact on Life, 2017
  • National Symposium on Neuroscience-2015
  • International Conference on Neurosciences-2013

Membership and Recognitions:

  • Life Member Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN)
  • Life Member Odisha Bigyan Academy (OBA)
  • Life Member Society for Neurochemistry India (SNCI)
  • Indian Society of Developmental Biologists (InSDB Member)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN Member)
  • Editorial Member SPATIK

Invited Guest, Speaker and Public Lectures:

  • Resource Person in Seminars (54)
  • Delivered More than 70 Invited Talks
  • Research Paper presented National (68) and International Conferences (22)
  • Science Popularization Talks (48)
Dr. Manorama Patri |Online Writing award |Best Researcher Award

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