Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists - Member Gallery 2006

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Members Who Joined In 2006



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K. Allen, LFHCfS


Kachina Allen
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Ph.D. student in Medicine
Sydney University
Sydney, Australia
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"I am currently completing a PhD in pyschophysics (this obviously categorises me as a mad scientist) looking at 'the cocktail party effect'. Sadly this involves no research alcohol, merely the study of hearing in noisy situations. I currently live in New York."


K. Bandeen-Roche, LFHCfS


Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Her primary research area is the development, implementation, and application of models for problems which include underlying or unobservable processes of interest. Her other areas of statistical research include the study of classification and variance structure and multivariate survival analysis.


F. Barclay, LFHCfS


Dr. Fiona Barclay
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Business Development Manager
RGB Research Ltd
London, UK

"I have a PhD in chemistry and make my living in part by selling periodic tables in all shapes and sizes."


D. Barrass, LFHCfS


David Barrass, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
The Beggs Lab
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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"I'm David Barrass, a Post doc in the University of Edinburgh, using microarrays to investigate RNA processing in yeast. I regard long hair as vital to my research; as I point out to my follically challenged colleagues my hairs don't fall into small sample tubes, and if they did I can easily spot them and remove them."


E. Belzer, LFHCfS


Emily Belzer
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Scientist
Applied Physics Division
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, Texas, USA


C. Epps, LFHCfS


Clinton Epps, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Postdoctoral Researcher
Brashares Lab
University of California
Berkeley, California, USA
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"In this photo, Clint is removing, with a lighter-sterilized Swiss Army Knife (and while wearing surgical gloves, purchased for genetic labwork), the eggs of a parasitic flea ('funza' in Swahili) from my foot (I am his wife, and I trust him with knives and flea-removal).
The photo was taken this past week in Iringa, Tanzania, where he is currently conducting fieldwork on wildlife movement through corridors connecting large protected areas.
Clint is a postdoctoral research associate working with Professor Justin Brashares, at UC Berkeley. Clint is in Tanzania as a National Science Foundation International Research Fellow.
Given that I am his wife, I'm allowed to brag on him. Especially after he so expertly removed the funza from my toe, which is healing nicely, thank you.
(Nominated by Dr. Lauren Gwin)


R. Favis, LFHCfS


Reyna Favis, Ph.D.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Principal Scientist
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development
Department of Pharmacogenomics
Raritan, New Jersey, USA
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"I am a broadly trained geneticist currently working in the field of pharmacogenomics."


L. Gershwin, LFHCfS


Dr. Lisa-Ann Gershwin
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
National Marine Stinger Advisor
State Marine Stinger Advisor
Marine Stinger Coordinator
Surf Life Saving
S. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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"I am a jellyfish doctor. My hair travels around the world and discovers new species - kind of a mystic medusa as it were."


L. Gibilaro, LFHCfS


Larry Gibilaro
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of L'Aquila
Central Italy
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"I would like to nominate my father Larry Gibilaro. Much of his work involves the study of the flow of particles in fluidized beds, no doubt inspired by the flowing nature of his hair."
(Nominated by Jake Gibilaro)


M. Gingras, LFHCfS


Murray Gingras
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Associate Professor, earth & atmospheric sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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"It is my pleasure to nominate my great, and now luxuriantly coiffed, friend and colleague, Dr. Murray Gingras Ph.D., for membership in the LFHCfS. I have his full and hearty approval to do so. For the last two years he has been 'growing' steadily in order to meet the standards of our erstwhile 'club' and is now matured like a fine whiskey. Murray is an internationally recognized leader in palaeoichnology (trace fossils) and sedimentology; locally (most of Canada), he is recognized for his skillful quaffing of malted beverages."
(Nominated by Mike Caldwell, LFHCfS)


D. Guerra, LFHCfS


Daniel J. Guerra, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
USDA/ARS
Wheat Genetics
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington, USA
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"I am a biochemist and work for the USDA/ARS. I've had long hair since I was a teenager and never cut it."


R. Holmes, LFHCfS


Rebecca Holmes
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
King's College London
University of London
London, UK
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"I would very much like to join the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. I have attached a photo of my hair and also a photo showing my hair being used to create (I like to think luxuriant) hair for another. My publications can be found on PubMed. I am a PhD student at King's College London, studying the molecular mechanisms of the APOBEC family of HIV-1 restriction factors."


H. Israeli, LFHCfS


Hillary Israeli, VMD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Ivens Veterinary Hospital
Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA
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"Hi! My name is Hillary, and I have luxuriant flowing hair, and hold a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. This picture is me in my driveway with my youngest child in a snowstorm."


B. Keeney, LFHCfS


Brooke Keeney
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Ph.D. student in Physiology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California, USA
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"I would like to nominate Brooke Keeney. Miss Keeney graduates from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004 with a B.A. in Integrative Biology. She has conducted research in both the lab and field, including North Africa, Tahiti and San Clemente Island in California. She presently is working in the Lab of Dr. Theodore Garland at UC Riverside. Miss Keeney is currently involved in Dr. Garland's long term study of selective breeding for high voluntary wheel running in Hsd:ICR house mice, however, her research interests include neurobiology, endocrinology and various aspects of behavior. This is a picture of Miss Keeney in the field with a red diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus ruber."
(Nominated by Gabriel Gartner


R. Kennedy, LFHCfS


Dr. Robert Kennedy
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Computer Programmer
Tensilica, Inc.
Santa Clara, California, USA

"My name is Robert Kennedy, and I am a Ph.D. graduate of Stanford University in Computer Science. I currently work more in an engineering capacity at Tensilica, Inc., but still I consider myself a scientist. Computer scientist, that is."


G. Lee, LFHCfS


Graham James Lee
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
UNIX Systems Manager
Department of Physics
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

"I am a systems manager and demonstrator in, and graduate of, Physics at Oxford University. The Triumph (in the photo) is neither long-haired nor a scientist, but did at least show willing."


M. Lewis, LFHCfS


Dr. Mark Lewis
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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"I originally grew my hair out when I was in 8th grade. I've kept it long for almost 20 years now and I'll leave it that way until genetics prevent me from having it."


M. Löffler, LFHCfS


Maarten Löffler
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Department of Information and Computing Sciences
Universiteit Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
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"I am a PhD student in computational geometry at Utrecht University, and I feel that the posession of my luxuriant flowing scalp has definitely boosted my scientific career. The geometric properties of my hair never fail to amaze and inspire me. I would be honored to join the exquisite company of the LFHCfS."


R. MacLeod, LFHCfS


Rob MacLeod, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Associate Director
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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(Nominated by Chris Johnson, LFHCfS)


V. Martinez, LFHCfS


Vicente Martinez
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Psychology
Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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"I am a neuroscientist at the University of Michigan. I feel compelled to nominate myself for membership. I easily possess the most luxuriant hair in the Big Ten Conference, and I am an ass-poor doctoral candidate who can't afford a hair cut. I attribute my luxuriant hair to my Latino ancestry."

Shortly after Mr. Martinez's membership and photo were announced, a blogger known as Stochasticgirl wrote:
"Is it totally nerdy/creepy/loser-ish of me to say that I feel strangely compelled to send this guy an email and say hi? I also wonder if other people are looking at this entry and thinking the same thing."
(Thanks to investigators Donna N. and Thalia D. Borland for bringing this blog entry to our attention. They note that they are "both totally in resonance with Stochasticgirl's intentions")


K. Michael, LFHCfS


Kerry C. Michael
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Department of Biobehavioral Health
College of Health and Human Development
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
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"I'm not quite to the level of luxuriousness of some of the members, but I'm only a first-year PhD student. After four years of having no time to get a haircut, I'm sure I'll be there too!"


V. Michaelsen, LFHCfS


Veronica E. Michaelsen, MD, MEd
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Assistant Professor
Office of Medical Education
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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"One of the most practical skills that I learned in Medical School was how to French Braid my hair. After graduation, I cut my hair painfully short and vowed never to do that again - a vow I'm proud to say I've kept."


J. Milton, LFHCfS


Joe Milton
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate Student in Biology
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland
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"My name is Joe Milton and I am a PhD student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, studying phylogenetics and population genetics in a group of southern African poisonous weeds, so I represent both evolutionary and environmental biology and botany, not to mention luxuriant and flowy hair."


M. Moser, LFHCfS


Mary Moser
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Research Fishery Biologist
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Seattle, Washington, USA
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"Dr. Moser holds a PhD in zoology, is author of many publications, and presently leads a radiotelemetry research team tracking the upstream migration of adult sea lamprey. Mary graciously allowed me to submit the enclosed picture, which shows her awesome flowing and luxuriant hair."
(Nominated by JoAnne Butzerin)


June Oshiro, LFHCfS


June Oshiro, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Medical Editor
The Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
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"I have a PhD, MS, and BA in Microbiology/Molecular Genetics (Rutgers University), Food Science Microbiology (Rutgers University), and Biological Sciences (University of Chicago), respectively. You can see my name listed among the alumni of Dr. George Carman's lab (PhD awarded in 2003, MS awarded in 1999). I spent most of my years in school studying yeast genetics and brushing my hair. Currently, I am a medical editor at Mayo Clinic. I use my scientific background and my long hair to read and repair nascent articles (clinical studies, mostly) before they are submitted to peer-reviewed journals. Thus far, I have found that the static electricity generated by the monitor that I use for electronic editing enchants my hair to no end."


X. Panades I Blas, LFHCfS


Xavier Panades I Blas
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate Student in Paleontology
University of Bolton
Bolton, UK
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"I hope I would represent the paleontological community with honour and respect."

His nominator writes:
"Xavier is passionate about paleontology and music, and naturally has long, luxuriant hair."
(Nominated by Laura K.)


W. Phillips, LFHCfS


W. Greg Phillips, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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"In celebration of the completion of my Ph.D. after twelve improbably long years, I would like to apply for membership in the LFHCfS. I am a software engineer with particular interests in software architecture, human-computer interaction, and collaborative software. The luxuriant flowing hair on my scalp and my face has not been touched by a blade since my release from the military, three and a half years ago."


M. Pinckard, LFHCfS


Margaret Pinckard
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Principal Research Associate
(Environmental Science)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California, USA

"As one of those long-haired Lab rats from Berzerkeley, I think I qualify for membership in the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists."


K. Plaxco & , L. PlaxcoLFHCfS


Kevin W. Plaxco & Lisa M. Plaxco
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Kevin W. Plaxco
Professor of Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
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Lisa M. Plaxco
Chemist and portfolio strategist
First Quadrant, Pasadena, California, USA
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"I would like to nominate my thesis adviser, Kevin W. Plaxco, and his wife, Lisa M. Plaxco. Both hold degrees from Caltech (Kevin with PhD. in Biology, and Lisa with B.S. in Chemistry). They are a joint force conquering the filed of bioengineering (Kevin as a tenured chemistry and Biochemistry Professor at UCSB) and finance (Lisa as the associate director and portfolio strategist at First Quadrant in Pasadena, CA)."
(Nominated by Jing Xu)


S. Povia & O. Madge, LFHCfS


Serena Povia & Olly Madge
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Serena Povia
Graduate student, materials science
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Olly Madge
Information theorist, Cavendish Lab
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
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"I (Serena Povia) am a PhD student in Cambridge (UK) visiting in MIT, USA, Department of Material Science and Engineering. I graduated in physics from Bari University. My Phd project is on carbon nanotubes electronic properties and transport.
My boyfriend Olly Madge just got his Physics degree in Cambridge University and he's interested in information theory, in particular digital fountain codes, currently working in the Cavendish Lab.
Not cutting our hair is an act of respect for the second law of thermodynamics, besides the cool and wild look that long hair gives to us. In this picture we are on a swing, trying to find equilibrium, as a metaphor of everyday life. We are physicsts after all."


A. Quinn, LFHCfS


Aleta Quinn
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Research Student
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC, USA
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"I would absolutely love to be a member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. I have a B.S. in biology (and a B.A. in philosophy) and am currently a Research Student at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. One of my published papers is titled 'Indr indri.'"

A few months after joining, this member wrote:
"Perusing the recent additions to the LFHCfS, I notice Jatila van der Veen is listed and linked to as a Middle Eastern Dancer. As it happens, I too perform Middle Eastern Dance (my dance website is www.aletadances.com). Actually, the photo I provided with my membership is the only one that I have where I'm not in costume; but I see now that science and dance cannot be separated. Can I change my LFHCfS photo to the attached photo?"


V. Rajan, LFHCfS


Dr. Vidya Rajan
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Biologist and Chemist
Blinn College
Bryan, Texas, USA

"I nominate myself for the LFHCfS, having at last got to the point where I can finally rest on my laurels - by literally sitting on them. I teach Biology and Chemistry at Blinn College."


M. Santiago, LFHCfS


Maribelis Santiago, BS
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Chemist
USDA Forest Service
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

"In addition to her chem lab bench work Maribelis also handles all our recycling activities."
(Nominated by Peter VanZandt)


A. Santos, LFHCfS


Aaron Santos
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate student, physics
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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"I am in my final year as a PhD physics student at Boston University. My website contains pictures with more flowing hair."


A. Saunders, LFHCfS


Arpiar Saunders, BA
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Biologist
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana, USA
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"Based on the simple fact that one can be both dirty and sterile, my biologist friends and I have cultivated a lifestyle of 'cleansgusting'. Pushing this envelope, more than once I've had to throw out otherwise good reactions because of obvious contamination from an errant lock. I'm honored to see that many members of the LFHCfs must also carry this burden and do so with such style and grace. In terms of justifying my sciencehood, I received my BA in biology and linguistics from Swarthmore College. I've done research stints at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and at the University of New Hampshire. I'm currently a post-bach in monkey flower speciation genomics at U. Montana. Soon I hope to pursue a PhD exploring some intersection of neurophysiology and evolutionary genetics."


J. Schnellmann, LFHCfS


Jennifer G. Schnellmann, PhD, ELS
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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G. Shea, LFHCfS


Glenn Shea, BVSc, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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"I would like to nominate my flatmate and well known Australian herpetologist Dr Glenn Shea for the LFHCfS. Although renowned for misplaced razors, this breed of scientist is less likely to have misplaced shears (Glenn lost his in 1979 immediately after being released from the restrictive hair regulations of a private boys? school). Glenn's hair has always resided in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, but he does take it to visit reptiles in rock outcrops and museum jars all over the world."
(Nominated by Dr. Carol Browne)


D. Shih, LFHCfS


David Shih, MD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
2006-2007 Chief Resident
Preventive Medicine Residency Training Program
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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"I am studying for a masters degree in epidemiology at the University of Maryland. As a resident physician in preventive medicine, I hope to find ways for long hair to improve public health everywhere."


T. Slimmon, LFHCfS


Tannis Y. Slimmon, MSc
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Research Technician
Department of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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"My hair and I gratefully accept this honour. We've been growing together since I was fifteen, succumbing to the odd trim for purposes of decorum. I'm a mild-mannered research technician by day, working on tissue culture and biotechnology of a variety of Horticultural crops, and a folk rock musician by night, with appearances on over 60 albums, international touring and countless performances."


D. Stern, LFHCfS


Daniel Stern, Ph.D.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Astronomer
Jet Propulsion Lab
Caltech
Pasadena, California, USA
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"I'm particularly proud of my description in an article for the North County Times (serving San Diego and Riverside Counties):
Now, joining us in the dimly lit library, is a man with jet-black, Einstein-like disheveled hair, the astronomer who would be observing that night. He is the soft-spoken and unassuming Daniel Stern from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena."


E. Su, LFHCfS


Evangeline Su
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate Student in Chemistry
IGERT program in Tribology (joint with Mechanical Engineering)
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, USA

"Who wouldn't want to be a part of the luxuriant flowing hair club for scientists?"


R. Taylor, LFHCfS


Richard Taylor
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, USA
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(Nominated by Lynne Viescas)


J. van der Veen-Davis, LFHCfS


Jatila van der Veen-Davis
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
PhD Candidate, physics education
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, USA
<more about this member>

"I am a geophysicst by my first graduate degree; have taught physics and astronomy at high school and college for 14 years, and am now getting a PhD in Physics Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I also perform Middle Eastern and Balkan dance."


S. Villa, LFHCfS


Sarah Villa
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate student, biochemistry
UCLA
Los Angeles, California, USA
<more about this member>

"I'm a scientist and would love to be part of your club. If you follow the link [below] to our group's home page, you'll see me listed under my old name, 'Sarah Villa Dolan' (you'll need to scroll down a bit)."


J. Voordeckers, LFHCfS


James Voordeckers, Ph.D.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Center for Deep-Sea Ecology and Biotechnology
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
<more about this member>

"James Voordeckers (a lab mate of mine) is a Ph.D. student working on deep-sea hydrothermal vent microbiology in the lab of Dr. Costantino Vetriani. James' hair is obviously luxuriant and flowing (as shown in the accompanying picture in what I refer to as his 'Jersey Waterfall' look) and would make a great addition to the club. Some other fun facts about James' hair:
1. He can grow and regrow the beard you see in the picture overnight at will.
2. His eyebrows blended and become one with the hair on his head about 18 months ago. This contributes significantly to the overall flowing and luxuriousness of his hair.
3. His hair serves as a habitat for a large raccoon and an entire family of squirrels. Ergo, his hair has environmental benefits.
4. Despite the red eyes that appear in the photo, he is not in any way possessed by the devil, as far as we know."
(Nominated by Drew Reed)

In 2007 Dr. Voordeckers wrote with this update:
"Finished my doctoral studies at Rutgers and have moved north. I am currently researching the physiology of iron reducing hyperthermophile microorganisms at UMASS."

Postdoc
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Massachusetts, USA


T. Yorks & K. Capels, LFHCfS


Terence P. Yorks, Ph.D. & Kathleen Capels, Ph.D.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Terence P. Yorks, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
High Level Research
Smithfield, Utah, USA

Kathleen Capels, Ph.D.
General Editor, Manual of North American Grasses project/Flora North America, vols. 24 & 25
Utah State University
Logan, Utah, USA

"We've both made full use of our luxuriant hair capabilities since the mid-1960s, when evolving style let both sexes once again emulate heroes from the longest eras of human history. Letting one's hair reach its capabilities consistently has been a sign of freedom and courage, as well as beauty. Terence's, unfortunately, is starting to wear out."









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