UC Davis — COVID-19 Antiviral Studies (Lark L. Coffey)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
3/2021
Grant Amount 
$100,642
Purpose 
To study the effectiveness of an Hsp90 protein inhibitor as a host-directed antiviral against the COVID-19 virus.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $100,642 to UC Davis to enable Associate Professor Lark L. Coffey to collaborate with researchers at Duke University and the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University to study the effectiveness of an Hsp90 protein inhibitor as a host-directed antiviral against the COVID-19 virus.

This follows our May 2020 support for earlier phases of the study at Duke University and falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.