University of Pennsylvania — Adrenal Cell Research

University of Pennsylvania
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To support research on how to convert stem cells into adrenal cells.
Scientists examine a petri dish
Photo courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,320,000 over three years to the University of Pennsylvania to support Professor Kotaro Sasaki’s research on how to convert stem cells into adrenal cells, which are responsible for producing adrenal hormones such as adrenaline and epinephrine.

This work will help to advance our basic understanding of how the human body produces adrenal cells, and may contribute to the development of therapies for adrenal disorders.

This follows Open Philanthropy’s December 2020 support for Professor Sasaki’s research on gamete development. It falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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