Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai — COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing (Adolfo García-Sastre)

Dr. García-Sastre, the director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. (Photo courtesy of the Icahn School of Medicine.)
Award Date 
4/2020
Grant Amount 
$627,700
Purpose 
To support COVID-19 diagnostic testing, led by Professor Adolfo García-Sastre.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $627,700 to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to support COVID-19 diagnostic testing, led by Professor Adolfo García-Sastre. This funding is intended to support work to test patients for asymptomatic shedding of the virus, conduct serological tests, validate tests, and identify early cellular markers of severe COVID-19 infections. The results of the tests could help inform policies to slow the spread of the virus.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.