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Alissa Clear joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Alissa Clear has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

I have a BSc in Biology from Purdue and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the City of Hope National Medical Center.I’ve worked in many labs throughout my scientific career – structural biology, agronomy, RNA biology, immuno-oncology, classical genetics, infectious disease – I’ve loved all of them, and left behind flowing luxuriant hairs in each & every one. My thesis research focused on utilizing a model system to express and study a human protein implicated in breast cancer susceptibility to identify critical functions and structural components for future drug targeting. During my grad school years, my hair fluctuated between purple and brown like a Briggs-Rauscher oscillating color change experiment, and I discovered how to master a curl. As a postdoctoral fellow, I studied antifungal drug resistance to identify genes involved in microbial escape mechanisms, and I entered my blonde phase. Now, I leverage my broad scientific background to help answer strategic questions driving novel drug development and patient-centric healthcare solutions, and endeavor ever towards the adage, “The bigger the hair, the closer to God.”

Alissa Clear, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Clarion | A Life Sciences Consultancy
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Meic Goodyear joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Meic Goodyear has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:

I was a Public Health Intelligence Specialist working at Lewisham PCT from  2003 until I retired in 2014. I have  BSc in Physics, and professional qualifications in Computer Science from the British Computer Society, in IM&T (Health) from the NHSIA, and in Public Health from the Faculty of Public Health.

Before moving into the health sector my early career encompassed shipping casualty investigation and stability analysis, leading the team planning the capacity of the Commonwealth telephone network, and commercial systems design. I spent almost seven years at the Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) at University College London, researching clinical databases, expert systems for clinical diagnosis and management, and mathematical modelling of clinical trials. I was subsequently appointed Honorary Research Fellow at CORU in 1996. I spent thirteen years in information management in the acute hospitals sector before moving into public health.

From 2003 – 2008 I was Senior Visiting Research Fellow in Geography and Health at Queen Mary University of London. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in 2000, and was an active committee member of the Health Statistics User Group. I regularly taught data manipulation to candidates for the Faculty of Public Health Part A examination, and retain a particular interest in clear presentation of numerical information in graphical formats.

Meic Goodyear, BSc, LFHCfS
Retired Public Health Intelligence Specialist
Lewes, East Sussex, UK

Eduardo Rodriguez joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Eduardo Rodriguez has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:

I am interested in genetics and am currently working on beef cattle genetics. The main focus of my research is the genetic regulation of the nutritional content of beef from Bos Indicus influenced cattle with the goal of developing genomic tools to aid in the selection of healthier beef.

Eduardo Rodriguez, LFHCfS
Graduate student
Department of Animal Science
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Lemmy Del Cid joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Lemmy Del Cid has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists™ (LFFFHCfSS), sibling club of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

I knew from the very beginning of my life, when I was a baby, that I wanted to grow my hair out. My father had long, flowing, curly, black hair from the time he was very young and I was always fascinated by it growing up. As I became older, I wanted my hair to be as long as possible because, of course, my idols were rock stars. They were Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and many more famous scientists who had long, extravagant hair. These men were champions for science and rebelled against societal norms in their respective times. By the time I reached my freshman year of college, I knew having long hair was more than a symbol of beauty and rebellion, it was a statement of who I am as a person. My hair is a part of my cultural identity that tells a lot about my personality. I’m not just that professor that has long, flowing hair. I am a quirky, goofy, funny, and groovy dude, but I am also very intellectual, analytical and introspective. As I continued to learn about the powers of hair from studying indigenous peoples, I discovered I have ancestral roots of the Mayan people from my father’s side. In the Mayan culture, hair is sacred and promotes self-esteem, self-respect, a sense of belonging, and a healthy sense of pride because hair is an extension of yourself. So moral of the story is don’t cut your hair short or else you’ll lose your powers!

Lemmy Del Cid, M.S., LFFFHCfSS
Anthropology Instructor
Department of Social Sciences
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, California, USA

John B. Cole joins the Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

John B. Cole has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

I am currently the PEAK Sr. VP for Research and Development at URUS Group LP, the largest producer of dairy and beef cattle semen in the US. Before joining PEAK, I was a Research Geneticist for 12 years and Acting Research Leader for 5 years in USDA’s Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, where I studied genetics and genomics of dairy cattle. I am also a member of the graduate faculties at North Carolina State University and the University of Florida. As a Louisianian who now lives in Wisconsin I’ve had to adopt many protective measures, including shoes and my flowing silver mane. It renders me instantly recognizable at scientific meetings the world over and has assured my place as a member of the Lethal Recessives, the world’s only band made up entirely of animal breeders.

John B. Cole, PhD., LFHCfS
PEAK Sr. VP for Research and Development
Group LP
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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