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Past Research Grant Recipients


Bessam Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
Determining the epigenetic age of frontal and occipital dermal papilla

Nilofer Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
Characterising the macroenvironment around miniaturising and terminal hair follicles

Jae Hyun Park, MD, PhD
Comparative graft survival study of Follicular unit excision grafts according to different graft holding solutions : Saline, PRP, HTK Solution and ATP


James Harris, MD, FISHRS
Investigation of the Bioaersolization of Blood and Skin Tissues During FUE

Marie Andrée Schambach, MD, FISHRS
Axillary Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) as a Possible Treatment
for Hyperhidrosis: A Pilot Study

Greg Williams, MBBS, FISHRS
Investigating the Role of Thrombospondins in the Formation 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)

Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, FISHRS
Autologous Platelet-rich Plasma Combination with Microneedling Compared with Microneedling Alone in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia, Split-scalp Study

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

Greg Williams, MBBS, FISHRS
Reducing FUE Scarring

Marie Andrée Schambach, MD, FISHRS
Axillary Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) as a Possible Treatment for Hyperhidrosis: a Pilot Study


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, MBBS, FISHRS
Understanding the Nature of Stretched Scars


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