Doron Lancet, PhD in Genetics Research

Doron Lancet has been a pioneer in the field of genome research in Israel and now directs the Center for Genomic Estudios the Crown Human Weizmann Institute, situated at the National Center of genomic knowledge of the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology. He leads research programs covering carriers of human disease genes, DNA chip research and advanced technologies to explore genetic variation. He is actively involved in teaching bioinformatics at the Weizmann Institute.

Dr. Lancet has been a pioneer in the development of the popular database known as “Gene Cards,” a compendium of all human genes and their annotations. He recently launched an innovative program aimed at computer models to measure the origin of life on earth. One of his fundamental research over the past 20 years has been the study of the senses of taste and smell, which has significantly contributed to the discoveries of molecular genetics to explain how they are perceived and fragrances flavors. He was a member and co-founder (between 1988 and 2001) of Senselt (later Israel DigiScents) which worked on study of digital communication of information from smell. Dr. Lancet also wrote a regular science column in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Dr. Lancet is a graduate in chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Ph.D. in Chemical Immunology Weizmann Institute of Science. After his postdoctoral practices at Harvard and Yale, Professor Lancet joined the faculty of the Weizmann Institute in 1981, where he now teaches full time in the Department of Molecular Genetics. Earlier, he was with the Department of Membrane Research and Biophysics (1995-1997). He was awarded the Israel Prize in S. Hestrin, the Takasago in Japan, and RH prize Wrigh USA. Lancet has been a member of the European Commission of molecular biology since 1996. At the Weizmann Institute is the owner of “Silver Professorial Chair at Ralph and Lois R. D in human genetics.


Elon Pras, Masters and Doctorate in Genetics Research

Dr. Elon Pras is director of the Institute of Human Genetics Sheba Medical Center, Israel. This institute is the largest of its kind in the Middle East and has developed hundreds of clinical diagnostic tests and medical exams. This institute is also engaged in scientific research. Dr. Pras graduated from medical school University of Beer Sheba in 1985. Then he taught rheumatology and molecular genetics at the National Institute of Health, which was followed by a second fellowship in clinical genetics, which completed in 2001.

Dr. Pras holds a position of associate professor at the SACL School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv, and is actively involved in teaching medical students at masters and doctorate degrees.

Dr. Pras is an expert in positional cloning, a technique used in identifying genes that cause genetic diseases. Over the past 10 years, he has been involved in identifying genes that cause familial Mediterranean fever, Cystinuria, cardiac arrhythmias, cataracts family hypotrichosis simple autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive moniletrix. The last two diseases occur in various forms of baldness and therefore help us understand better the pathogenesis of capillary growth and baldness.


Dr. Katsutoshi Yoshizto, Biophysical Doctor / Biochemist

Dr. Katsutoshi Yoshizato is professor emeritus at the University of Hiroshima. Dr. Yoshizato has devoted his career over 30 years to study of science and animals. His main research has been on the induction of particle hair follicles and skin and follicular tissue regeneration. Dr. Yoshizato is also a Professor at the School of Medicine, Osaka University, Honorary Doctor at the Purdue University Indianapolis, a corporate member of the Scientific Council of Japan and academic advisor to Phoenixbio Co. Ltd.

Dr. Yoshizato’s work has international recognition. His work has been recognized with the award of the Zoological Society Zoological Society of Japan (1986 & 1994), the prize of the Japan Society of biomaterial (1994), Best Poster Award of the European Society for Research capillary (2000 & 20002), the recognition of distinctive innovation by the Ministry of Science and Technology Agency (2000), honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis (2002), winner of the newspaper culture Chugoku (2003), Publishers Award DMPK for the best article (2006) and as a professor emeritus at the University of Hiroshima (2007).

The academic work of Dr. Yoshizato during the last decade was done as a professor at the Faculty of Science, Hiroshima University, from 1990 until 2007. His positions were: Vice President of Hiroshima University from 2003 to 2005, Chief Investigator Yoshizato Project, Ministry of Science, Culture, Education and Sports of the Japanese government from 2002-2007, Director of the regeneration project in the tissue regional program of Hiroshima from 1997 to 2002 and Director and Professor of Biology Laboratory amphibious Hiroshima University from 1997 to 2000.


Dr. Nathan Vandergrift, PhD in Medical Statistics

Dr. Vandergrift is an Assistant Professor of medicine and biostatistics at the University of Duke. He is director of the Center for Biostatistics and statistical Main Human Vaccine Institute at Duke (DHVI), where he works in the investigation of the vaccine against the AIDS virus in a vaccine and drug-resistant TB, among other things. Before this work, Dr. Vandergrift was chief scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Vandergrift is well known for his work in developing statistical models to large-scale human behavior, epidemiology, development and social activities. His numerous studies include research on the relations between genetic disorders and language. Dr. Vandergrift has also developed a data warehouse and data analysis model for the Reader’s Digest and American Express.

Peter Novak, MA, PhD in Medical Research

Dr. Peter Novak has been a pioneer in the discovery of new therapies for treating hair loss. He is currently engaged in stem cell research for hair loss treatment.

Peter Novak is a neurologist at the University Medical Center in Massachusetts. Earlier, he was a researcher at the University of Boston, the Mayo Clinic and the Ohio State University.

Dr. Novak is trained as a neuroscientist and neurologist specializing in the field of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. He has published numerous articles, scientific tests, and book chapters that describe the autonomic nervous system, screening and motor abnormalities of the brain.

Dr. Novak has extensive experience in the development of devices and electronic devices capable of recording or modulate a variety of physiological functions and are highly trained to design, implement and monitor the various scientific evidence.


Dr. David Spencer Kobren, Consumer Ombudsman

Dr. Kobren David Spencer is founder and president of the American Association for the Fall hair, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training of citizens, hair care professionals and media on devastating emotional effects of falling hair.

Dr. Kobren is the author of the successful International Best Seller “The Bald Truth: The First Complete Guide To Preventing And Treating Hair Loss” (Pocket Books / Simon & Schuster), which is one of most widely read guide for hair loss. He is also author of another popular book: “The Truth about Women’s Hair Loss : What Really Works for Treating and Preventing Thinning Hair”.

In addition, Kobren leads the radio program “The Bald Truth,” which has received very good reviews and is broadcast live from CBS studios in Los Angeles, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in syndication National Defense Consumer. Dr. Kobren is also an editor for the magazine WebMD Consumer Digest and co-founder and member of the magazine Consumer / Patient Affairs for the International Alliance of Hair Recovery Specialists.



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