Logan Appointed Department Head of Veterinary Pathobiology

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Dr. Linda L. Logan; a world traveler, former faculty member, and alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has returned to Aggieland to assume the position of department head for the department of veterinary pathobiology at the CVM. Her appointment replaces previous interim department head, Dr. John August, professor of feline internal medicine at the CVM.

Dr. Linda L. Logan“I am very happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Logan to this position,” said Dr. Eleanor Green, Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “Her reputation as a leader in the profession will prove to have a positive impact in the department of veterinary pathobiology. I am confident that Dr. Logan will help the department reach the next level of excellence in the many diverse ways its faculty contributes to the CVM, the university, the profession, and the state of Texas. Her global experience is sure to enrich our research and education missions.”

After graduating with her DVM from the CVM in 1976, Logan helped initiate a UISAID TAMU contract on vector-borne diseases of livestock based in Bamako, Mali. Following her Ph.D. from UC Davis in comparative pathology, she conducted research on tropical livestock diseases at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. She gained a wealth of experience on livestock diseases and food safety research while serving as the national program leader for Animal Health Research with the USDA Agricultural Researcher Service from 1996 to 2000. She had a close working relationship with the Texas livestock industry while serving as the executive director of the Texas Animal Health Commission from 2000 to the end of 2002. From 2003 to 2004 Logan served as a clinical professor at the CVM in the department of veterinary pathobiology. Her experience in academia, regulator medicine, and her research background places her in a unique position to contribute to building bridges with the Texas livestock industry and helping serve their research needs. Just prior to rejoining Texas A&M, Logan served as senior attaché for Africa and the Middle East with the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal Plant Health Inspection Service.

“I am very honored to have been selected as the new department head for veterinary pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,” Logan said. I did not want to miss this unique opportunity to return to my alma mater, Texas A&M. I plan to invest my time in helping Texas A&M in the quest to become solidified as a top tier university and to gain more international recognition for its programs.”

“With my new appointment, I want to help strengthen the research program in infectious diseases, cardiovascular medicine, conservation medicine, and tumor pathogenesis,” Logan explained. “I hope to foster more collaboration with the Texas livestock industry, other Texas universities, and to build a stronger international program.”

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