Donations to researchers
It is possible to donate directly to some of the leading hair gene researchers. The donation addresses and the research main points shall be introduced. Donations to most of these researchers are tax deductibale, that means you will get back a part of the money. The researchers are introduced in alpahabetical order. They research different aspects and use different methods, that supplement each other. The donations should be distributed as equally as possible. This can be coordinated in the forum "Gentherapie".
- Dr. Christiano (Columbia University New York):
Dr. Christiano already found two genes, that influence the hair cycle. She is doing animal studies with the hairless-gene to remove unwanted hair by gene therapy. She also wants to find the genes, that are responsible for androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. She thinks, that clinical trials to cure alopecia are realistic until 2003-2005, if she has 750.000 US dollars annually for research.
It is possible to donate to the dermatological institute of the Columbia University. The donations will be given to Dr. Christiano. Donations can only be made by check. Donations are tax-deductibale. You should write a note on the check, that the money is for the gene therapy program of Dr. Christiano.
The address for donations to Dr. Christiano is:
More information about the research of Dr. Christiano can be found e.g. at
Department of Dermatology
Basic Science Research Group
630 West 168th St, VC 15-1526
New York, NY 10032
ATTN: Cathy Donovan
- Dr. Cotsarelis (University of Pennsylvania):
Dr. Cotsarelis is also researching delivery methods for therapeutic genes. But even more important is his research about hair follicle stem cells. Only if the therapeutic genes reach the hair follicle stem cells, a permanent cure is possible. If the therapeutic genes donīt reach the hair follicle stem cells, also a gene therapy must be repeated regularly. So this is very important research.
It is possible to support Dr. Cotsarelis by check or by money transfer
The address for a donation by check is:
More information about the research of Dr. Cotsarelis can be found e.g. at
George Cotsarelis, M.D.
M8 Stellar-Chance Laboratories
422 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The address for a donation by money transfer is:
Mellon Bank (East)
For Credit to: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Account # 2-523-694
Attn: Dr. George Cotsarelis, Dermatology Department
SWIFT CODE: MELNUS 3P
- Dr. Hoffman (AntiCancer Inc.):
The researchers of AntiCancer Inc. can be called the pioneers of hair gene research. They showed already in 1995, that it is possible to deliver genes highly selectively to the hair follicles. Currently they are doing very interesting animal studies to cure gray hair by gene therapy. The gene, that is responsible for hair colour, is already known. If the researchers succeed to colour 100% of the hair follicle cells with their gene therapy, this is also a big step towards finding a cure for hairloss. As it was already said, the delivery problem is the major problem of all gene therapies.
The research of AntiCancer Inc. can be supported by a check to the following address. Please write, that the money is for the hair gene therapy program. AntiCancer Inc. also have other programs (e.g. against cancer):
7917 Ostrow Street
San Diego, CA 92111
More information about the research of AntiCancer Inc. can be found e.g. at
One more time: Every donation is needed and important. Additionally everybody can try to inform rich people about this project. Surely big donations help very much to hasten genetic baldness research. Up to now the American multimillionaire Mr. Steve Kirsch, the founder of the Internet search engine Infoseek, could be convinced to support genetherapeutic hair research. In 2000 he donated 100.000 dollars to Dr. Christiano, after he had talked to his medical advisory board. Surely other rich people will also be interested in donating to baldness research. So if you know rich people with hairloss, please inform them about the possibility to donate directly to leading genetherapeutic researchers.
The InFAGen knows the contact addresses of the leading hair gene researchers. So if anyone wants to contact the researchers personally before making a big donation, this will be no problem.