Archive for 'LFHCfS (Hair Clubs)'

Charles Hoffman joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Charles Hoffman has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says, not tersely:

I am a molecular geneticist who uses the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe to study cyclic nucleotide signaling. I am so focused on my research that I rarely notice how long my hair has grown. Every year or two, my daughter insists on cutting it so that it does not reach my waste.  I have come to see my hair as part of my “brand”, otherwise I’d be just another short Jewish yeast geneticist.

Charles Hoffman, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Professor of Biology
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Sally Applin joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Sally Applin has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says:

I am an anthropologist who examines automation in the context of preserving human agency. My dissertation focused on small independent fringe new technology makers in Silicon Valley, what they are making, and most critically, how the adoption of the outcomes of their efforts impact society and culture locally, and/or globally. During this process, I grew my hair. This photo shows research, write-up, and defense hair growth. Remarkably, it did not turn entirely grey during this process.

Sally Applin, LFHCfS
Doctoral Candidate (2016 expected)
School of Anthropology and Conservation
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK


Jason Rasgon joins the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Jason Rasgon has joined the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS), a sibling club of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

I grew a beard in graduate school during fieldwork in Peru and have been too lazy ever since to shave it off. I shampoo it with whatever I happen to be using on my head and trim it every three months when I cut my hair whether it needs it or not. Possessing a beard like mine is a sign of obvious productivity because I can’t be bothered to spend even 5 extra minutes a day to keep it minimally kempt. I’d grow my hair out to join the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ but I’m going bald on top, and it would make me look like a degenerate.

Jason L. Rasgon, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Associate Professor of Disease Epidemiology
Department of Entomology,
The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and the
Huck Institutes of The Life Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA


Keith Wampler joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Keith Wampler has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says, not tersely:

My hair while also beautifully blond, grows insanely fast.  I have have grown it out to about this length three times in the last 15 years and the most recent growth is only about three years old. I have never spent more than $5 on shampoo and I only get it trimmed once a year.  My five year old’s friends all want to touch my “Elsa” hair when I drop her off at kindergarten. I did a Ph.D. with Dick Schrock at MIT from 2005-2010 during which time he was co-awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of the olefin metathesis method in organic synthesis. After the prize we made a new generation of catalysts that I am now using to literally save the world.  After MIT, I decided that I wanted to be a process chemist and take these catalysts which were nothing more than a lab oddity and use them on the metric ton scale and I did that. My first start-up is/was called Elevance Renewable Sciences and there we used my catalysts and some related, more industrially relevant catalysts from one of the other awardees of that Nobel prize to transform cooking oils into chemicals. From there I some how convinced a company in Santa Monica, California to move me out here so I could start smoking weed and going to the beach, which has been pretty awesome.

Keith Wampler, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Senior Scientist
Provivi, Inc.
Santa Monica, California, USA


Ragnhild Bjørknes joins The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFFFHCfSS)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Ragnhild Bjørknes has joined The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFFFHCfSS). Ida Marie Bjørknes, who nominated her, says:

She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway, and more importantly – she has great hair! I am her sister and I instantly thought that she belongs in this luxurious club when I first heard about it at the Ig Nobel Prize show at the University of Oslo, where I work.

Sadly, I cannot nominate myself since I am not a researcher, and also because of my bleached and broken hair. My sister on the other hand has long, flowing, natural chocolate brown, beautiful hair, as you can see in the picture.

Ragnhild Bjørknes, Ph.D, LFFFHCfSS
Professor, Faculty of Psychology
University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway

Solstrand, Norway 20141104: Samling på Solstrand. Foto: Paul S. Amundsen