VI4 Curation Team
October 22, 2020

Logan is from Hoffman, North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. At Morehouse College, Logan conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Juana Mendenhall where he developed therapeutic hydrogels to regenerate degraded cartilage. At Vanderbilt, he is in the lab of Majan Rafat, Ph.D. in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program. His project focuses on creating synthetic microenvironments to better understand tumor cell behavior.

Learn a bit about his research from Logan himself!



"Investigating Breast Cancer Cellular Behavior in Bone Marrow-Mimetic Hydrogels."


When you were 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Honestly, I don't quite remember but I think it was an engineer.


What was it about science that drew you to it?

I just enjoy being in an environment that is always changing. Even though some periods of time are more routine than others, there is a high probability that you will find out something that can lead to a new idea.


If you could study anything, what would it be?

Outside of cancer, I would love to study regenerative engineering!


What's next for you?

I plan on becoming a professor at a historically black college or university.


Best way to pass the time while waiting for an experiment to finish:

Instagram! Follow the Rafat Lab account!


What's the most fun "socially distanced" activity you've done recently?

I played Among Us with my friends over Zoom (and no, I was not an Imposter!)


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