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CDC Foundation — Malaria Control Research Project (2018)

CDC’s insectary and mosquito lab, where research on malaria control is conducted. (Photo courtesy David Snyder / CDC Foundation)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
10/2018
Grant Amount 
$1,044,501
Purpose 
To support cryopreservation and suppression of female development in mosquitoes to assist malaria control research.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. CDC Foundation staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,044,501 to the CDC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support research on malaria control. This funding will be used to support work on the cryopreservation of mosquito larvae (which, if successful, would make it easier for researchers to maintain different strains of mosquitoes) and on RNA interference (which, if successful, would make it easier for researchers to avoid releasing female mosquitoes — which could potentially spread malaria — as part of field trials). Conceptually, we consider this part of our previous grant to Target Malaria.

This is a renewal of our September 2016 grant to the CDC Foundation and falls within our work on scientific research.