Mary Logan, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Ken and Ginger Harrison Term Professor in Neuroscience Research, Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research


Dr. Logan joined the Jungers Center as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in September 2010 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017.

After working at NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Salt Lake City for several years, Dr. Logan entered graduate school at the University of Utah where she did her Ph.D. thesis work with Monica Vetter studying gene transcription networks that regulate nervous system development. She then joined Marc Freeman’s lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA as a postdoctoral fellow to explore immunological activity of glial cells in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Her work has identified signaling pathways that control glial cell recognition and phagocytosis of degenerating axons, which occurs following trauma, including ischemia and degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Dr. Logan will continue to take advantage of fly genetics to examine new molecules involved in neuronal-glial interactions in the healthy and diseased brain.

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2005, University of Utah



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