Our Research

Our research program funds investigations that advance our understanding of the mechanisms behind alopecia areata, help identify new therapeutic targets, provide information on the biological, psychosocial, and economic impacts, and further our knowledge toward treatments and a cure. Since 1985, NAAF has awarded 208 research grants totaling more than $5.7 million. The studies we’ve invested in have enabled significant advances in research by helping to unravel the genetics of alopecia areata, identify important immune pathways, and yield clues to targeted treatments. Learn more about the types of grants we fund.

Over the next 2 years, NAAF is investing more than $350,000 to support a wide range of active research projects, including basic studies of molecular and cellular mechanisms, translational studies exploring novel therapeutic targets, and clinical studies testing potential treatments.

Funded Studies