Research Associate | JHU School of Medicine
Raj Loganathan is a research associate in the department of cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University. He is a developmental biologist studying the genetic regulation of morphogenesis and growth during tubular organ formation. His research aims to understand how biological tubes are assembled in the appropriate size (growth) and shape (form) to perform their key physiological roles, and it involves genetic, cellular, molecular, and imaging approaches in the Drosophila embryo. Two tubular organs—the embryonic salivary gland and the trachea (respiratory tube network in insects)—are used as the primary model systems to uncover the molecular mechanisms of growth-form coordination during tubulogenesis.