Dr. Giri received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Shri G.S Institute of Science and Technology and Master of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Dr. H.S. Gour University in India. She subsequently earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to initiating her doctoral studies, she worked in India as a Lecturer for two years where she taught pharmaceutical jurisprudence, biotechnology, and microbiology to students enrolled in the Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy programs. Her primary teaching area is pharmaceutics; her research interests include novel drug delivery, nanotechnology-based drug delivery, and mucosal delivery of microbicides.