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Past Research Grant Recipients


Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
Reconstructing Hair: an exploration of the experiences of children, young people and their parents before and after reconstructive hair transplantation (The Hair Study)


Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS
Efficacy of non-surgical treatments for androgenetic alopecia: a systematic review and network meta-analysis


Francisco Jimenez MD, FISHRS
Intrafollicular changes in the expression of hair follicle mesenchymal markers during the human hair cycle ex vivo


Greg Williams, FRCS, FRCS (Plast.)
Understanding the Nature of Stretched Scars


Gorana Kuka Epstein, MD
Comparison of the Efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy vs. Enriched Adipose Tissue with PRP in Treating Early Stage Androgenic Alopecia in Men and Women (Compass)


Bobby Sreenivasan, MD
Comparison of Viability of Grafts Placed in Various Holding Solutions Over 24 Hours


Greg Williams, MBBS, FISHRS
Characterization of Stretched Scar Fibroblasts


Robert Haber, MD, FISHRS
Sexual Disfunction Among Finasteride Users and Non-user Controls. A Multi-center Office Based Population Study


Anastasios Vekris, MD
Functional Genetic Variants in the 3′ – Untranslated Region of Sulfotransferase Isoform 1A1 (SULT1A1) and Their Effect on Minoxidil Applications for the Treatment of Hair Loss


Greg Williams, MBBS, FISHRS
Transcriptomics to Promote Hair Induction


Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS
A randomized, placebo controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a combination of oral 5mg finasteride and 5% minoxidil solution versus 5%minoxidil alone in treatment of post-menopausal women with pattern hair loss (PHL)


Chinmanat Tangjaturonrusamee, MD
Hair Growth Enhancement with Epidermal Growth Factor in Hair Transplantation




Paul Shapiro, MD
Use of Finasteride and the Onset of Depression: A Prospective Cohort Study


Greg Williams, MBBS
Bisulfite Sequencing of Human Dermal Papilla Cells


Ken Williams, DO
Biocellular Regenerative Therapy in Hair Loss: Use of High Density Platelet-Rich Plasma Concentrates and Cell-Enriched Emulsified Adipose-Derived Tissue Stromal Vascular Fraction


Bradley Wolf, MD
Growth Factor Concentration Influence on Scalp Hair Grafts




Kavish Chouhan, MD
To Study and Compare the Scalp, Beard and Chest Hair in a Hair Restoration Procedure


John P. Cole, MD
Platelet Rich Plasma Activation Study Using Ultrasound Vs. Calcium Gluconate


Kapil Dua, MD
Comparison Of Out Of Body Time Of Grafts With The Overall Survival and Growth Rates In FUE


David Josephitis, DO, FISHRS
A Side-by-Side Comparison Evaluating Overall Cosmesis, Yield and Density of 5 Patients Undergoing FUE and FUT During the Same Procedure


Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS
Comparison of the Quality and Survival of Grafts Placed with Implanter and Forceps


Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
A Comparison of Apoptotic Activity for Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Grafts Stored in Different Holding Solutions




Arika Bansal, MD
Comparison of Time For Wound Healing and Degree of Scarring Following FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) by Blunt Punch Versus The Sharp Punch


John P. Cole, MD
Surface Area Response to FUE


Francisco Jimenez, MD
The Effect on Hair Growth of the Injection of Autologous Serum Rich in Growth Factors in Androgenetic Alopecia: a pilot clinical trial


Damkerng Pathomvanich, MD
Methylene Blue: Its Efficacy and Safety as a Storage Solution in Hair Transplantation


Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD
Combination of Fractional Non-Ablative Laser and Mesotherapy Using Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma in Treatment


Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD
Molecular Mechanisms of Low Level Laser Therapy For the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia


Marie Andree Schambach, MD
The Efficacy of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma on Non-Transplanted Miniaturized Hair in Different Norwood Scale Grades of Androgenetic Alopecia




James Harris, MD
FUE and Strip Graft Harvest Survival Study


Sang W. Kim, MD
Development and Validation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Questionnaire After Hair Restoration Surgery


Rattapon Thuangton, MD
A Pilot Study, Evaluator Blind-Results of Scalp Micropigmentation Tattoo for Treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss

Federica Zanzottera, MSc
Adipose Derived Stem Cell Applied on Hair Transplantation Surgery




Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Evaluation of Graft Survival in Hair Transplant Patients with Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Ratchathorn PanchaprateepMD
A Randomized, Comparative Study of Oral 5 mg Minoxidil and 1 mg Finasteride for the Treatment of Male Androgenetic Alopecia


Soo Ho Park, MD
Comparison Between the Survival Rate of Original Single Follicular Units and Single Follicles Divided from Two or Three-hair Units


Damkerng PathomvanichMD and Jocelyn Theresa P. Navalta, MD, DPDS 
Efficacy and Safety of Low Dose Enalapril in Minimizing Linear Donor Scars from Hair Transplant Surgery – A Randomized Double Blind Control Study


David Perez-Meza, MD 
Graft Production Survival (GPS) of Hair Grafts obtained by Donor Harvesting Technique with Donor Strips (DS) vs. FUE – Multicenter Study


David Perez-Meza, MD 
Wound Healing and Analysis of Donor Area Harvesting withFUE Technique – Multicenter Study


Carlos J. Puig, DO 
Pilot Study on the Effect of A-Cell and Autoglogel Platelet Rich Plasma Injections on Hair Growth in Patients with Female Pattern Hair Loss


Sara Wasserbauer, MD 
The Effect of Cold Laser Therapy on Hair Mass as measured by Cross Sectional Diameter




Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB 
Low Level Light Therapy in Wound Healing Following Hair Restoration Surgery


Mats Ingers, MD
Cod Trypsin Gel Application on implanted Scalp to enhance Healing and shorten cosmetic Convalescence


Mysore Venkataram, MD
Possible Role of Botulinum toxin A in allowing wider donor strip dissection and improving donor scars


Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh, MD
Hair induction by transplantation of human follicular stem cells, dermal papilla cells or their combination with or without laser pretreatment in Nude Balb/c mice




Francisco Jimenez, MD
Evaluation of Autologous Hair Grafting as a Therapeutic Alternative for Non-Healing Chronic Leg Ulcers


Narendra G. Patwardhan, MD
Study of Repigmentation in Localised Stable Vitiligo Patches with Leucotrichia by Follicular Unit Transplant


Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD
High Density Implantation or Standard Density Implantation for Secondary Cicatricial Alopecia


ISHRS/IHRF Joint Research Grant –
Francisco Jimenez, MD 

Investigation of Apoptosis and Peroxisomal Expression in Patients with Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia




Nilofer P. Farjo, MBChB
Marshall’s Solution: A New Graft Holding Solution Viability Study


Andreas M. Finner, MD
Influence of Topical Minoxidil Solution on Donor Hair and Transplant Growth in Hair Transplantation


Gabriel H. Krenitsky, MD
TricoSave Closure


Rodney Sinclair, MBBS, MD
Controlled Release of Growth Factors in Follicle Transplants


ISHRS/IHRF Joint Research Grant –
William H. Lindsey, MD

The Sprague-Dawley Rat as a Model of Follicular Unit Transplant Viability


ISHRS/IHRF Joint Research Grant –
Nicole E. Rogers, MD

Use of Narrow-Band UVB (311 nm) to Treat Inflammatory Alopecias (Prior to Hair transplants)




Narendra Patwardhan, MD 
Study of Types of Follicular Units (shapes, thickness and number of hairs) Found during Follicular Unit Transplants in Indian/Asian Patients


David Perez-Meza, MD
The Use of Laser Doppler Flowmetry to Evaluate Blood Flow of the Scalp in Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia


Rodney Sinclair, MBBS, MD
Investigation into the treatment of female pattern hair loss


ISHRS/IHRF Joint Research Grant –Joseph F. Greco, PhD, PA-C 
An Expanded Study to Evaluate the Effects of Platlet Rich Plasma and Various Growth Factors as a Treatment for Alopecia Areata




Gholamali Abasi, MD
Preventing Post Operative Edema


Jorge Gaviria, MD
Trichophytic vs. Non Trichophytic Closure in Hair Transplan Surgery


Joseph F. Greco, PhD
The Effect Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma and Various Growth Factors have on Non-Transplanted Mininaturized Hair


Walter Krugluger, MD
Evaluation of wnt-Signaling in Micrografts after Storage and Stimulation with Growth Promoting Agents




Wyn Andrews, MD 
A Single Period, Parallel, Open Label Assessment of the Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on Pain and Swelling of the Sutured Donor wound Following Hair Restoration Surgery


Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Scalp Oxygenation and Hair Transplantation: A Pilot Study


Jerzy Kolansinski, MD, PhD
Closure of the Donor Area – Evaluation of Various De-Epithelialization Techniques


David Perez-Meza, MD
Low Level laser Therapy for the Treatment of Scarring and Non-Scarring Alopecias




Sungjoo “Tommy” Hwang, MD
Evaluation Of Hair Growth Change According To The Recipient Site After Hair Transplantation


Walter Krugluger, MD
Influence of growth factors on viability and apoptotic cell death in isolated human hair follicle cells during storage


David Perez-Meza, MD
Custodiol Solution vs. Saline Solution for the Preservation of the Hair Grafts during HairTransplant Surgery up to 48 hrs Outside the Body. A Multicenter Study


David Perez-Meza, MD
Sagital vs. Coronal Recipient Sites. Dense Packing and Graft Density Survival. Multicenter Study




Ergin Er, MD
Transmed Graft Preservation Solution


Nilofer Farjo, MD
Evaluation of Cases of Transplantation of Occipital Scalp Hair to Facial Sites


Patrick Frechet, MD, Michael Beehner, MD, and Sharon Keene, MD
Impact of Transection on Hair Growth in Slit-Minigrafts


Walter Krugluger, MD
Cell therapy of hairloss: Evaluation of hair follicle cell-populations for follicle formation in skin organ culture


Melike Kuelahci, MD
In vivo Follicular Unit Multiplication: Harvesting an Unlimited Donor Supply


Thomas Nakatsui, MD
Survival of Densely Packed Follicular Unit Grafts: Proof of Concept




Joerg Hugeneck, MD & Walter Krugluger, MD
Modulation of Gene Expression in Hair Follicle Cells During Storage: Effect on Hair Growth Rate and Hair Follicle Survival


A. Arthur Katona, MD
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Soft Tissue Healing in Hair Transplant Patients


Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS
Coronal Versus Saggital Angled Grafting


David Perez-Meza, MD
Enhancement of Would Healing Process in Hair Restoration with Growth Factors. The Use of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (Platelet Gel) and Platelet Poor Plasma (Fibrin Glue)




John P. Cole, MD
Scar Width Appearance and Wound Evaluation


Jerry E. Cooley, MD
The Role of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Hair Transplantation


Joerg Hugeneck, MD
Influence of Growth Factors On Viability and Apoptic Cell Death In Isolated Human Hair Follicle Cells During Storage


Paul T. Rose, MD
A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study to Determine Possible Regional Differences in Apoptosis in Men With Androgenetic Alopecia Treated With Minoxidil




Jung Chul Kim, MD & Sungjoo “Tommy” Hwang, MD, PhD
Evaluation of Regeneration of Transected Hair Follicules at Three Different Levels




Michael L. Beehner, MD
Study of the Effect of Limited Depth Transplanting and the Vascular Limits of the Scalp for Supporting Hair Growth


Melvin L. Mayer, MD
Follicular Regeneration Study of Bisected and Transected Follicular Units Observed Individually Over at Least One Hair Cycle




Marco N. Barusco, MD
The Role of Neural Growth Factor in the Control of Hair Cycle and Hair Growth after a Hair Transplant Procedure


John P. Cole, MD
Regional Variation in Hair Density, Hair Diameter, Follicular Unit Density, Hairs per Follicular Unit: A Dissecting Microscope vs. Histological Comparison


Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS
Longitudinal Clinical Research into the Importance of Transplanting Follicular units versus Follicular Units That Have Been Traumatized Using a Variety of Methods Including Transection at the ‘Bulge’


David Perez-Meza, MD
Clinical and Microscopic Evaluation of the Healing Process of Hair Transplant Grafts


Jerry Shapiro, MD
Human Hair Follicle Regeneration in Nude Mice




Robert S. Haber, MD
Can octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive (Dermabond) be used effectively as a replacement for staples for donor site closure in hair restoration surgery?


Guillermo Blugerman, MD
Ontomorphological Basis of the origin and distribution of hair follicles in the cranium




Michael L. Beehner, MD


Melvin L. Mayer, MD


William H. Reed, II, MD




Joseph Greco, PhD


Rainer Sachse, MD


James M. Swinehart, MD


Ramon Vila-Rovira, MD


Bradley R. Wolf, MD




Jerry E. Cooley, MD


Thomas S. Potter, MD


Edoardo Raposio, MD




Robert S. Haber, MD


Kenneth A. Kern, MD


Jung Chul Kim, MD
Molecular cloning and functional analysis of dermal papilla fibrinogen-like protein (FLP-1)


David Mobley, MD & Daniel E. Rousso, MD


James E. Vogel, MD