Department of Biological Sciences

Pratima Bajgain (BS '20) publishes research in Bone

Pratima Bajgain

Pratima Bajgain recently co-authored the publication, "Deletion of α-Synuclein in Prrx1-positive cells causes partial loss of function in the central nervous system (CNS) but does not affect ovariectomy induced bone loss," in the journal Bone. She conducted this research as part of an internship in Dr. Clifford Rosen's lab at Maine Medical Center Research Institute.The group studied the effects of a small protein on bone loss as well as on physical and behavioral traits in mice.

Originally from Nepal, Pratima graduated in May 2020 with a B.S. in Biology (Biotechnology concentration) and a minor in Biochemistry. This fall, she will start in the Ph.D. program in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at the University of Buffalo.