Washington University in St. Louis — Research on Cryptosporidium Hominis

Washington University in St. Louis
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To support research on Cryptosporidium hominis.

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 Open Philanthropy’s work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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