- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Award Date:
- To support COVID-19 diagnostic testing, led by Professor Adolfo García-Sastre.
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 Open Philanthropy's work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.