Universidad de Antioquia— Alzheimer's Disease Research (Francisco Lopera)

Organization:
Universidad de Antioquia
Award Date:
11/2021
Amount:
$440,200
Purpose:
To support research on Alzheimer’s disease.

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $440,200 over four and a half years to the Universidad de Antioquia to support research on Alzheimer’s disease, led by Francisco Lopera of the Universidad de Antioquia, Diego Sepulveda-Falla of the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Joseph Arboleda-Velásquez of Mass Eye and Ear, and Laura Kiessling and Ed Boyden of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Researchers will use a new method of molecular visualization, developed by Dr. Boyden, to analyze brain structures in Alzheimer’s patients in order to investigate the mechanisms associated with resilience to Alzheimer's disease. The research builds upon Dr. Arboleda-Velásquez’s work, which we supported in August 2020, identifying genes that delay the onset of the disease in humans. 

Good Ventures, with support from Open Philanthropy, has been investigating how best to fund scientific research that might help reduce the future burden of Alzheimer’s disease.

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