- University of Pennsylvania
- Award Date:
- To support research on mammalian reproduction.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,000,000 over four years to the University of Pennsylvania to support research by Professor Kotaro Sasaki on mammalian reproduction. Professor Sasaki’s research is focused on the development of gametes from stem cells.
Progress in this area could eventually enable people with fertility challenges to have children and could eventually help reduce the incidence of a wide variety of congenital diseases and promote other positive outcomes. Professor Sasaki’s research is among the most promising Open Philanthropy's science team has encountered so far in this field.
This follows Open Philanthropy's February 2019 support and falls within its work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing transformative basic science.