Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™
Members Who Joined in 2013

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NOTE: Some entries include comments. These comments were supplied by the LFHCfS member or by the person or organization who or which nominated her or him.

NOTE: Membership does not expire, but some of the job titles etc. recorded below may have changed since the person became a member.

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R. Armstrong, Ph.D, LFHCfS

Roy Armstrong
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Wildlife Conservation
Newton Rigg Campus
University of Cumbria
Penrith, UK
<more about this member>

“It is an honour as well as a pleasure to nominate Dr. Roy Armstrong. As you can see, his qualifications, both academic and follicular are impeccable.”
(Nominated by Volker Deecke)

K. Bradley, LFHCfS

Dr. Katriona (Tiger) Bradley
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Veterinary Surgeon
Tai Wai Small Animal and Exotic Hospital
Chik Shun Street
<more about this member>

“I am a veterinary scientist who has a passion for long haired mammals. My luxuriantly coiffed clients include Angoras, both French and English, American Fuzzy Tops, Jersey Woolys and, of course, the Lionheads; all are long-haired rabbit breeds which are one of my specialist fields. Rabbits are popular pets here in Hong Kong and over the years I have seen many species, both long and short haired. I am a wearer of long hair and a carer of other long hairs.

R. Fitzmorris, LFHCfS

Robert “Bob” Carl Fitzmorris
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Ph.D. Candidate, Physical Chemistry
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California USA
<more about this member>
<even more about this member>

“It is with great excitement that I and the other members of the Zhang Lab at the University of California Santa Cruz nominate our fellow lab mate Bob to the prestigious Luxuriant and Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. Bob’s girlfriend Sarah has also been pivotal in assisting with the nomination process. Bob started to grow his hair out just before he started graduate school during the summer of 2008, proclaiming he wouldn’t cut it off until he received his Ph.D. His luxuriant and flowing locks represent nearly five years of growth and are evidence of his dedication to their cultivation and beauty. Bob often comments on the quality time he spends caring for his hair, particularly brushing it. Although it cannot be measured scientifically, Bob’s luxuriant and flowing hair has inspired him greatly in his quest to successfully synthesize quantum dots for solid state applications.”
(Nominated by Staci Adams)

R. Franconville, LFHCfS

Romain Franconville, Ph.D.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Postdoctoral Researcher
Janelia Farm
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
<more about this member>

“I’m a researcher at the Janelia Farm Research Campus, where I study the neural control of locomotion in Drosophila melanogaster. My focus is on walking behavior, as flying flies tend to get stuck in my hair.”

J. Halpin, LFHCfS

Jessica Halpin
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Research Microbiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
<more about this member>

“I’m a MS-wielding microbiologist at a large government agency. I troubleshoot and develop protocols for molecular subtyping of bacterial foodborne pathogens.”

B. Hassett, LFHCfS

Brenna Hassett, Ph.D.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Earth Sciences Department
Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
Natural History Museum
London, UK
<more about this member>

“My friend Brenna Hassett posted this photo on Facebook, while admitting: ‘I have big hair’. It is proof of her luxuriant, flowing hair. She’s a postdoc at the Natural History Museum, in London. Her professional details can be found in her professional page, with her hair carefully disguised.”
(Nominated by Tharin Blumenschein, LFHCfS)

M. Janczyk, LFHCfS

Markus Janczyk, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Research Associate
Cognitive Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany
<more about this member>
<A book by this member>

“Markus has specialized in causing interference in various settings which he creates in the psychological laboratory. If not in the lab, he tries to cause an equal amount of trouble by his ragged, mountaineerish appearance that culminates in his (formerly luxuriant) hairstyle.”
(Nominated by Roland Pfister, LFHCfS)

Lady Lovelace, LFHCfS

Augusta Ada King née Byron, Countace of Lovelace
Historical Honorary Member,
Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists

More information on this member is available on the Historical Honorary Members page

“Augusta Ada King (née Byron), Countess of Lovelace wrote the code for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, and so is often called the first computer programmer. The computer language ‘Ada’ is named after her, and she had a lot of hair! She has inspired a range of computer programmers, steampunk illustrators, and at least one YouTube hair tutorial. You can purchase an image of her hair, via Reddit.”
(Nominated by David Kessler)

A. Mudigonda, LFHCfS

Ashwin Mudigonda
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Senior Roboticist
Universal Robotics Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
<more about this member>

“I am a roboticist who spends most of his time figuring out how to get robots to behave in an industrial environment in the most efficient way possible. My research gives smarts to many of the traditional robots designed for the automotive industry. Some of the robots I work with are humanoids and are as bald as the Oort Cloud (I love that name), and, perhaps, some day, our research can meld with the Japanese android manufacturers to create handsome coiffed robots!”

J. Perez-Cortes, LFHCfS

Juan-Carlos Perez-Cortes, PhD.
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Scientific Director / Director Cientifico,
Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica (ITI)
Ciudad Politecnica de la Innovacion (Edif. 8G)
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Valencia, Spain
<more about this member>

“I’m a computer scientist working in the field of Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. I have been pursuing a
billion-dolar project to design an algorithm that identifies a luxuriant flowing hair from a regular hair in an image taken
at a distance of more than 10 miles, but so far no agency has recognized the important advancement it would be for humanity…
I’ll keep trying.”

L. Porter, LFHCfS

Dr Lindsay Porter
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Senior Research Scientist
SMRUL Asia Pacific
The University of St. Andrews
Lippo Centre, Queensway
<more about this member>

“I am a scientist at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland but spend most of my time with mammalian species who are defined by their lack of hair. Well nearly. As a cetacean ecologist with a particular interest in skin condition and how its condition can be used as a remote indicator of health, I am more concerned with the water that flows across the dermis rather than the locks which flow from it. Nonetheless, a specialist club which combines both hair and science has a tremendous appeal.

T. Poston, LFHCfS

Tim Poston, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
and the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists
Chief Scientist
Forus Health Pte Ltd
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
<more about this member>

“I work in a startup whose flagship product photographs eyes for screening, in a country with far too few ophthalmologists: fast (no eye drops), digitally handled and analysed to detect diabetic, hypertensive, etc., problems. Mathematics has led me to many interesting places. For the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists, I have attached a scanned photo of myself from forty years ago (I am also notable in the background of the top picture in the Christopher Zeeman Wikipedia page.) The other photo is for the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists.”

C. Thompson, LFHCfS

Cherrie Thompson, MSc, DIC, BSc (Hons), BEd
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
PhD. student
King’s College London
Guy’s Hospital
London, UK
<more about this member>

“I am a PhD student working on G-protein signalling. Although G-proteins are present in hair cells, my research
is not in the area of hair biology.”

E. Woolsey, LFHCfS

Erika Woolsey
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
PhD Candidate
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
Townsville, Australia
<more about this member>

“I entered the field of coral reef ecology because my hair is most fabulous underwater. These photos were taken during fieldwork on the Great Barrier Reef by researcher and photographer Ed Roberts.”



In 2013 Dr. Simon Gibbons asked us a question about continuing membership standards:

Are members monitored for continued luxuriance and effusiveness?

Should a Hall of Fame be established for those with historical hirsuteness but who have now retired from the club due to reasons either within or without their control.

Yours recedingly (and never previously luxuriant or flowing),

Dr. Simon Gibbons

Mayo Clinic


An Excellent question!

The LFHCfS club was originally begun as The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists, but with time and possibilities, it has grown
into three (3) conjoined clubs, conveniently, each with the same acronym:

  • The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
  • The Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists
  • The Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists

While some members have written to resign their membership due to haircut, this is not required. Once inducted into this club, membership is maintained even if the flowing character of the hair is not.  Members who’s hair is no longer flowing, may still say that they have former hair and are still in the LFHCfS


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