Washington University in St. Louis — Research on Cryptosporidium Hominis (David Sibley)

Award Date 
11/2020
Grant Amount 
$1,004,589
Purpose 
To support research on Cryptosporidium hominis.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,004,589 over three years to Washington University in St. Louis to support research led by Professor David Sibley on Cryptosporidium hominis (C. hominis), a species of human-specific parasite that is one of the leading causes of pediatric diarrheal deaths and long-term disability in the developing world. This funding is intended to support work to culture and study C. hominis in order to better understand and lessen the burden of diarrheal disease.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.