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COVID Grants 2020

Round 1, April 2020

Tsui-Fen Chou - Targeting the host protein p97/VCP ATPase as antiviral therapy

Michael Elowitz - Developing methods for accelerated, inexpensive, at home COVID-19 testing

Bob Grubbs - Spray-On Antiviral Coatings

André Hoelz - Structural and functional analyses of the SARS-CoV2 ORF6 virulence factor interactions with the nucleocytoplasmic transport machinery

Rustem Ismagilov - A chance to increase global throughput of COVID-19 RNA testing 10 fold

Lior Pachter - Customizing barcoded hydrogel beads for targeted capture of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA together with with single-cell RNA sequencing

William Clemons & Doug Rees - Structural studies of the SARS-CoV-2 integral membrane M protein

Shu-ou Shan - Define the interactions of the SARS-CoV proteome with Signal Recognition Particle during viral protein localization to the endoplasmic reticulum

YC Tai - Real-time and Continuous Pulmonary Edema Sensor for Moderate/Severe COVID-19 Monitoring

Round 2, May 2020

Ralph Adolphs - Emotional biases, decision-making and the COVID-19 pandemic

Pamela Bjorkman - Structural characterization of SARS-CoV-2 cell entry and design of universal vaccine strategies to protect against COVID-19 and future coronavirus outbreaks

Judy Campbell - High-jacking the innate immune system to reduce SARS-CoV-2 infectivity

Wei Gao - A Highly Sensitive and Low-Cost Portable Sensing Device for Ultra-Rapid COVID-19 Test

Joseph Kirschvink - Making Useful Mask Testing for the Caltech (and Other) Masses Possible

Dean Mobbs - A longitudinal study of the impact of psychological stress, social isolation and perceived risk during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rob Phillips - Coronavirus by the Numbers

Niles Pierce - Developing a Sensitive, Rapid, Over-the-Counter Test for SARS-CoV-2

Axel Scherer - Rapid Automated qPCR for Point of Care Diagnostics

Matt Thomson - Discovering super-inhibitors of interleukin driven cytokine-storm using high-throughput single-cell mRNA profiling