Suvitha Loganathan

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