Role of Autophagy in Alopecia Areata

Year: 
2019 to 2022
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Opportunities
Rupali Gund, PhD, Principal Investigator
Columbia University

Significance

If successful, this study could provide new insights into the mechanism of alopecia areata pathogenesis mediated by autophagy and also identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention.

Purpose

This project aims to understand the role of autophagy (a normal physiological process in the body that deals with destruction of cells in the body) in normal hair cycling and its role in the development of alopecia areata in the C3H/HeJ mouse model.