• portrait of Logan Banadyga
  • Adjunct professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    745 Bannatyne Avenue
    Basic Medical Sciences Building
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9


Cross appointments

Does not hold any cross-appointments.

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Banadyga’s research program focusses primarily on filoviruses, like Ebola virus, Marburg virus, and Sudan virus.

Logan’s research seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms governing filovirus pathogenesis, and to use that information to develop novel countermeasures, including vaccines, antiviral therapeutics, and diagnostic tools.

Logan is also interested in developing and characterizing animal models of filovirus infection as a way to not only understand viral pathogenesis but also to evaluate countermeasures.

  • Keywords

    • Animal Models
    • Ebola virus
    • Marburg virus
    • Medical Countermeasures
    • Pathogenesis
  • Research themes

    • Countermeasure development and evaluation
    • Disease modelling and pathogenesis
    • Filovirus disease
    • Molecular virology
  • Research groups

    Research scientist – Special Pathogens, National Microbiology Laboratory

  • Research affiliations

    • Research scientist, Public Health Agency of Canada


Dr. Banadyga is a research scientist at the National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as an adjunct professor at UM. 

Logan received his BSc and PhD from the University of Alberta, after which he completed his postdoctoral studies at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, which is part of the US National Institutes of Health.

Logan joined the National Microbiology Laboratory in 2018, and, in 2021, he became head of the Molecular Virology and Countermeasure Development Section within the Special Pathogens Program.


Doctor of Philosophy in Virology, University of Alberta (2011)
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Immunology and Infection, University of Alberta (2005)


National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award, United States (2011-2017)

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Studentship, Edmonton, Alberta (2008-2011)

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, Edmonton, Alberta (2007-2009)

NSERC Post-graduate Scholarship, Edmonton, Alberta (2005-2007)

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Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room 543 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada