Michael Rendl

Michael Rendl received his MD from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria. He then completed postdoctoral training as Max Kade and Erwin Schrödinger Fellow in the laboratory of Elaine Fuchs at The University of Chicago and Rockefeller University, where he first began studying the specialized mesenchymal niche of the hair follicle. In 2008, Dr. Rendl joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where he is Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology and of Dermatology, and a member of the Black Family Stem Cell Institute. His laboratory pioneered molecular studies of Dermal Papilla (DP) cells and their embryonic precursors in Dermal Condensates (DC), specialized niche cells for orchestrating hair follicle morphogenesis. New functional insights continue to build a platform for developing future hair regenerative therapies. Michael Rendl is internationally recognized for his work on DP cell functions as instructive niche for hair follicle stem cells and progenitors.