Update: Dr. Paus answered some questions in the comments. Also make sure to see his new company called Cutaneon.
Dr. Ralf Paus might be the most interesting and prolific hair loss researcher in world. I have covered his past work (and his Monasterium Lab) many times on this blog. However, it is only in 2021 that I have become a true fan.
Make sure to listen to Dr. Paus’ two latest Dermasphere podcast interviews below:
An interesting March 2021 video with Dr. Paus in the second half:
The problem I have with covering Dr. Paus is the fact that his work is way too extensive and wide ranging. This is probably due to the fact that he collaborates with numerous co-author scientists and researchers.
Moreover, besides via his own Monasterium Lab (Germany), Dr. Paus is affiliated with:
- The University of Manchester (UK).
- The University of Miami (US).
- University of Lubeck (Germany).
- As a scientific adviser to Follicum (Sweden).
- As the main editor for Experimental Dermatology.
- Via a partnership with Giuliani Pharma (Italy) on the much anticipated WAY-316606 hair loss product.
Dr. Paus and his team’s most discussed recent work was in relation to the olfactory receptor OR2AT4 and its impact on hair growth. In particular, via the synthetic sandalwood odorant (perfume) Sandalore. Also see this 2020 update on its use for telogen effluvium.
It seems like Dr. Paus and his Monasterium team are especially focused on developing topical cosmeceutical and nutraceutical type hair loss products. They also offer pre-clinical and clinical research facilities, including for pharmaceuticals. Their principal scientist is Dr. Marta Bertolini.
Dr. Ralf Paus Interview
Dr. Paus has offered to answer reader questions in relation to any of his hair loss research. It might take him a while to respond since he is so busy. Please post your suggestions in the comments to this post.
As I noted previously, Dr. Paus’ copious work covers a wide scope (and extends for two decades). Moreover, in 2021, he has already co-authored six new papers per PubMed. All related to hair.
On the Monasterium Laboratory site, they list their clients to include Allergan, Follicum, Giuliani Pharma, L’Oreal and Shiseido. I have covered all these companies many times on this blog.