Suvitha Loganathan, B. Tech in Biotechnology, PSG College of Technology, India

MCB PhD Student

MCB Program Start:



B. Tech in Biotechnology 

PSG College of Technology, India 

Other Education

Professional Science Masters, 2018, University of Arizona

Research Advisor and Department:                                     

Dr. Daniela Zarnescu, MCB

Research Topic:                                                                            

ALS is a genetically heterogenous neurodegenerative disease resulting in the progressive death of motor neurons. A unifying pathological feature, regardless of genetic background, is the formation of cytoplasmic inclusions containing the RNA binding protein TDP-43 and mRNA. My research focuses on the translational alterations, both compensatory and neurotoxic, that result from TDP-43 complex formation. 

Lab Rotations:

Dr. Joyce Schroeder
Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Dr. Martha Bhattacharya 


Hiking, Photography, Krav Maga 

Outreach Activites:

2019 Booth volunteer, Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona, Department of Neuroscience, Tucson, AZ 




Loganathan, S., H. E. Ball, E. Manzo, and D. C. Zarnescu, "Measuring Glucose Uptake in Drosophila Models of TDP-43 Proteinopathy.", J Vis Exp, issue 174, 2021 Aug 03. PMID: 34424253
Lehmkuhl, E. M., S. Loganathan, E. Alsop, A. D. Blythe, T. Kovalik, N. P. Mortimore, D. Barrameda, C. Kueth, R. J. Eck, B. B. Siddegowda, et al., "TDP-43 proteinopathy alters the ribosome association of multiple mRNAs including the glypican Dally-like protein (Dlp)/GPC6.", Acta Neuropathol Commun, vol. 9, issue 1, pp. 52, 2021 03 24. PMCID: PMC7992842 PMID: 33762006