Many of the most impactful discoveries in the history of science have been novel, pathbreaking findings that enabled subsequent exploration of whole new areas. We aim to fund basic science that could end up playing that enabling role when we see it as neglected by other potential funders.

Our Work

Grant 8/2019
$2,500,000

Dr. Hayashi has been at the forefront of research into methods of causing induced pluripotent stem cells to develop into oocytes in mice.

Grant 7/2019
$2,000,000

Dr. Zernicka-Goetz’s proposed research would focus on understanding the molecular processes by which a single cell gives rise to all of the cell types and organ/tissue structures that comprise a fully developed embryo.

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Grant 6/2019
$304,000

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $304,000 to UC Berkeley to support research on the impact of removing some blood constituents on indicators of aging in humans, led by Dr. Irina Conboy.

Grant 4/2019
$1,170,000

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended $1,170,000 to the Life Sciences Research Foundation to support six early-career investigators working on issues including Alzheimer’s disease, infectious disease dynamics, cross-species transmission of bird flu and other areas.

Grant 4/2019
$2,368,300

UCLA Professor Steve Horvath and collaborators are pursuing experiments to try and understand how the “epigenetic clock” algorithm measures age, and whether changes to the related processes could have positive effects on aging.

Grant 4/2019
$4,000,000

Dr. Saitou has been at the forefront of research into methods of causing induced pluripotent stem cells to develop into oocytes in mice.

Grant 3/2019
$2,500,000

Dr. Hammoud’s proposed research would be specifically focused on development of gametes from stem cells.

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Grant 2/2019
$660,000

Dr. Sasaki’s research is amongst the most promising our science team has encountered so far in this field.

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