Role of Autophagy in Alopecia Areata

Award Type:
Mentored Investigator Award
Principal Investigator:
Rupali Gund, PhD
Sponsoring Institution:
Columbia University


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.


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.