Biofabrication of hair follicle
Hair loss is a common disorder that affects men, women, and children due to aging, diseases, and medical treatments. The porpose of my study is to fabricate a large number of hair follicle germs which have high regeneration efficiency in vitro.
Recent researches revealed that hair follicles can be regenerated by merging two aggregates composed of embryonic skin-derived epithelial cells and mesenchymal cells, and transplanting them intracutaneously. In my study, microfabrication approaches were employed for one-step preparation of a large number of epithelial and mesenchymal cell aggregates with a uniform diameter and spacing.