Dr. Nilofer Farjo interviewed Dr. Claire Higgins, PhD. Dr. Higgins is a Senior Lecturer in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative medicine, and Principal Investigator of Higgins Lab. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University, and stayed there to undertake a PhD in Skin Developmental Biology.
In 2007 she moved to New York as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University. Here, with a Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award she remained as an Associate Research Scientist before moving back to the UK to establish her own research group in 2014. Now at Imperial, she runs a research group that focuses on skin and the hair follicle, wound repair and regeneration.
They discussed various aspects of hair regeneration and hair loss such as:
· What is happening in the field of hair regeneration
· The three main components of tissue engineering
· Characteristics of adipose derived stem cells in the context of hair
· PRP growth factors
· Is there a cure for hair loss with advances in hair research
· And much more!