logan.jpgAssistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M College of Dentistry
Dallas, TX  75246
Phone: 214-828-8163
Fax: 214-874-4538
Email: slogan@tamu.edu 

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ph.D.
    Pharmacology and Neuroscience  (2009)
  • Jackson State University, Jackson, M.S., M.S.  Biology (2003)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, B.S. Biology (2000)

Career History

  • Instructional Assistant Professor ( 2017 – present)
  • Assistant Research Scientist at Texas A&M College of Dentistry (October 2014 – July 2017)
  • Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M Health Science Center/
  • Baylor College of Dentistry  (July, 2012 – December 2013)

Current Professional Experience

  • Co-directs a preclinical NIDCR award entitled “Mechanism of ephrin signaling in mammalian palatal fusion”
  • Teaches Pharmacology to the D2 and D-4 dental students and the residents.
  • Teaches general Histology (Nerve and Endocrine and all labs)
  • Course Director – Introduction to the Human Body, Summer Pre-Dental Enrichment Program
  • Teaching Faculty – Neuroscience

Honors and Awards

  • Howard Hughes Biomedical Scholar (1996 – 2000)
  • Howard Hughes Biomedical “Superstar” (1997-2000)
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1996-97)
  • Teacher of the Summer Pre-Dental Enrichment Program Collegiate II (2017)
  • NIH Future Research Leaders Conference Participant (2016)


  • Research Scientist: 1R01DE022804-01A1 “Mechanism of Ephrin-B2 in sensory Afferent Plasticity”; Benson (PI); 07/01/14-03/31/19
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate:   Ephrin Inhibition of Regeneration after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Christopher Reeve Foundation (/2003 – 2014)

Selected Publications

  • Logan SM., Cameron J.A., Vig P.J.  Calmodulin activity in aging rat heart. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation  39:561-566, 2003.
  • Saumyendra N. Sarkar SN; Ren Q Z,   Logan SM, Kun Yi.D, Dillon GH, Simpkins JW; Estrogens directly potentiate neuronal L-type Ca2 vhannrld  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:15148-15153, 2008.
  • SarkarSN, Zhang Z, Lonell ST, Logan SM  Simpkins JW.  Estrogen-induced signaling attenuates soluble Aβ peptide-mediated dysfunction of pathways in synaptic plasticity.   Brain Research 1383: 1-12; 2011.
  • Logan SM, Romero MI.,Nguyen DH, and M.D Benson MD; Ephrin B2 expression in the proprioceptive sensory system.  Neuroscience Letters; Logan SM, Sarker SN, Zhang X, Simpkins JW.  Estrogen-induced activation signal-regulated kinase signaling triggers dendritic resident mRNA translation.  Neuroscience170, 1080-85, 2010.