Dr. Aaron Gardner

Dr. Aaron Gardner is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University in the UK. He has worked with the famous Dr. Colin Jahoda and co-authored several papers along the way. Among the highlights include a 2013 one titled “Isolation and establishment of hair follicle dermal papilla cell cultures.”

Dr. Aaron Gardner Hair Research Presentations

At the just ended World Congress for Hair Research in South Korea (WCHR2014) Dr. Gardner had an interesting presentation that he has made available online. The first poster is largely related to wound healing, while the second is more closely related to hair loss (3D spheres and follicle neogenesis).

Dr. Gardner posted these presentation on the Bald Truth forums and, quite surprisingly, has started to actively participate on the forums. I am hopeful and optimistic that younger hair loss researchers such as Dr. Gardner who have witnessed the birth and subsequent exponential growth in social media participate more frequently on the forums. There is now a Q&A thread where Dr. Gardner responds to questions by forum members. If you are registered on the BTT forums,  you can search for all the posts made by user “agardner.”

Interestingly, Dr. Gardner made a post where he discredited the “cure is five years away” concept. I got a sense that he was implying that a cure could come much sooner. It is only a matter of time before one of the numerous teams working on a hair loss cure makes a major breakthrough.

Stay tuned for more news on the WCHR2014 conference once Desmond posts videos and other updates from his trip to South Korea. Desmond’s trip was very fruitful (see my earlier post about raising funds for his trip on this blog) and a great forum crowdfunding success story.

4 thoughts on “Dr. Aaron Gardner”

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for writing these posts about hair loss research. I have alopecia areata and my hair is falling out again at the moment (which is hard on my self esteem), and it’s encouraging to read anything about research. Even just that anyone is trying to find a cure. Most other sites just say “there is no cure” and it seems like an open and shut case. I just appreciate the information you’re putting out there because every little bit of research helps those of us with hair loss. Thanks. :)

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