Hair Loss Research by Country

In 2015, I created a permanent page on this site listing all key Hair Loss Research Projects Around The World. That highly important page is also listed in the main menu at the top of this site. I used to update regularly, but have hardly done so since 2020.

That hair research page covers most groundbreaking hair loss treatment or cure related work taking place in the world today. It is increasingly evident that there are significant resources being devoted to finding a cure for hair loss in numerous countries.

A large portion of research takes place at labs or hospitals affiliated with quality universities. Consequently, the US, Japan, South Korea and Western Europe dominate. However, China is becoming a much bigger player. In the past two years, I have covered at least 3-4 new hair loss related Chinese companies on this blog.

Feel free to comment under this post with suggestions for any additions or corrections to that worldwide hair loss research page. My republishing this post is also meant to push me into updating that research page more frequently.

Note that I am only including institutions, companies and people that are doing groundbreaking hair loss research. Almost all of them have been covered in past blog posts on this site.

28 thoughts on “Hair Loss Research by Country”

  1. Admin,

    I have asked you this several times in the chat. Is there any update on Dr. Lauster and do you you think he found some cure but companies such as bosley and hair restoration firms paid him off? Please let me know if there is an update. I know he has a public email, have you tried contacting him?

  2. Great work admin. For all of those who are still doom and gloom about the future of hair loss treatments I don’t share your sentiments. With so many focusing on the cure and huge potential profits it’s only a matter of short time medically speaking before AGA is a thing of the past.

    1. It’s encouraging that there are many doing their best to cure this condition… but if you look at studies from decades ago, almost nothing comes to fruition. In every field of medicine, things which are miraculous such as tooth regeneration with lasers (scientists said it would be here decades ago, when they discovered it) still nothing. Hair cloning was supposed to be here years ago, but still not even on the horizon. I believe there’s some suppression going on. All these treatments which would put many traditional procedures out of business, so have likely been bought off.

      1. That tooth regenrative device is called LIPUS which was first developed 10 years ago. This could’ve changed the modern dental industry as we know it. Using ultra sound to massage your gum, it can regrow your teeth and repair cavity.

        1. Where is this lipus now? I checked and the creators basically succeeded in creating the technology and a small device but where is it now? Nowhere .. Why? Because if we all fixed our teeth with a simple laser.. An entire industry would collapse im sure the same happened with intercytex… These things have been discovered and secuantially bought off.. Because money corrupts each and every single human being.. That simple

  3. Im beginning to think that the best hope for long term treatment is a really fantastic hair transplant with an unlimited supply of donor hair (created via cloning or hair multiplication). While I really am hopeful for a treatment that gets to the source of the problem and that can regrow the inactive hair in the scalp, I just don’t see how such a treatment wouldn’t cause unwanted side effects at the hormonal level. Sometimes powerful drugs like these dont showcase their truly awful side effects until decades later and I doubt any of us want to wait that long to fix the hairloss we already have. I’m not trying to be all doom and gloom, but I think my hopes are more set on a highly refined hair transplant. What are your thoughts?

    Btw, thanks for creating such an awesome blog admin! It’s like a one-stop shop for all cutying edge info on hairloss advances.

  4. A list of people who has studies hair extensively, I put together a list of people, and thought to share it:

    Kurt Stenn, (alive)
    Drexel University, Philadelphia

    Ralf Paus, (alive)
    University of Manchester, Manchester

    Rolf Hoffmann, (alive)
    University of Marburg, Germany

    Kevin McElwee, (alive)
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Natalia Botchkareva, (alive)
    University of Bradford, England

    Vladimir Botchkarev, (alive)
    University of Bradford, England

    Ralph M. Trüeb, (alive)
    University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland

    Elaine Fuchs, (alive)
    Rockefeller University, New York

    Mayumi Ito, (alive)
    New York University, US

    George Cotsarelis, (alive)
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Sarah Millar, (alive)
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Alexey Terskikh, (alive)
    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla

    Jeff Biernaskie, (alive)
    University of Calgary, Canada

    Freda Miller, (alive)
    University of Toronto, Canada

    Claire Higgins, (alive) → Angela Christiano
    Imperial College, London

    Angela Christiano, (alive)
    Columbia University, New York

    Colin Jahoda, (alive)
    Durham University, UK

    Takashi Tsuji, (alive)
    RIKEN, Japan

    Manabu Ohyama, (alive)
    Keio University, Japan

    Rodney Sinclair, (alive)
    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Val Randall, (alive)
    University of Bradford, West Yorkshire

    Desmond J Tobin, (alive)
    University of Bradford, West Yorkshire

    Roland Lauster, (alive)
    University of Berlin, Germany

    Cheng-Ming Chuong, (alive)
    University of Southern California, US

    Bruno Bernard, (alive)
    L’Oréal, France

    Won-soo lee, (alive)
    Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Republic of Korea

    Young Kwan Sung, (alive)
    Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea

    Michael Philpott, (alive)
    Blizzard Institute, London

    Mirna Perez-Moreno, (alive)
    Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Spain

    Kiarash Khosrotehrani, (alive)
    University of Queensland, UK

    Amanda Reynold, (alive)
    University of Dundee, Scotland

    Fiona Watt, (alive)
    King’s college, London

    Emi K. Nishimura, (alive)
    Tokyo, Japan

    Tudorita Tumbar, (alive)
    Cornell, States

    Anthony Oro, (alive)
    Stanford School of Medicine, US

    John P. Sundberg, (alive)
    Jackson Laboratory, US

    Valerie Horsley, (alive)
    Yale University, US

    Krzysztof Kobielak, (alive)
    University of Southern California, US

    Robert M. Hoffman, (alive)
    University of California, San Diego, US

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  5. With so many countries working on a cure you’d think we’d be closer. There is so much money to be made. I’m hoping the next ten years will show some major advances, if not a full blown cure.

    I had to start taking a new medication where the side effects is, for many who use it, hair loss. And yep, I’m losing what little I had. Every alternative to the meds has the same side effect. The cure can’t come fast enough. I’d pay quite a bit for it…as I’m sure many others would.

  6. And what is the contribution of all these scientists to average Joe? Nothing, 0 products on market.

    Government spend millions of dollars to all these scientists, and they bring nothing on table.

  7. The thing that makes me most angry is that for some of us it would take very little to solve the problem, in my case it would be enough to thicken or rather to regrow just a little hair on both sides of my forehead and a slight general thickening and I’ll be fine.

    In all these “30” years minoxidil and finasteride have helped tremendously, but they have their limitations. So come on guys, if you can’t find a definitive cure, at least come up with something that works a little better.

    1. 10000000% agree Laurence. I am in the same boat. Just give me someone a bit better with maintenance to keep what I have and thicken up. 22 years and absolutely nothing new lol. Bs industry full of scams and liars.

  8. I would add Vera Price at UC San Fransisco and Wilma Bergfeld at the Cleveland Clinic. Both are involved in a lot of hair research and advisory boards. Perhaps Rox Anderson (Harvard) and Ken Washenik if not already on your list. They seem to do a lot for the field.

    1. Washenik and Anderson are both involved with Follica, which I list. Washenik has over the years been involved with many companies, and his main one is currently Bosley. I do not want to link to hair transplant clinics on that hair research page :-)

      I have mentioned Bergfeld many times on this blog in the past, but she might have retired from leading hair research teams at this point. Maybe she will surprise me, as her parents both crossed 100 years age in 2017:

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC5419041/

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