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Yale University — Malaria Vaccine Research (Richard Bucala)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
6/2021
Grant Amount 
$360,000
Purpose 
To support research on the effectiveness of a vaccine against malaria infections.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Yale University staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $360,000 to Yale University to support research led by Dr. Richard Bucala on the effectiveness of a vaccine against malaria infections. The vaccine targets the immune-suppressive macrophage migration inhibitory factor protein produced by plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria in humans. If effective, the vaccine may also protect against hookworm and other parasitic infections involving the same protein. Dr. Bucala’s work will be done in collaboration with Dr. Adrian Hill of the University of Oxford.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.