Life Sciences Discovery through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

University at Albany scientists are advancing knowledge across a broad spectrum of research in the life sciences with special emphasis on cutting edge investigation into the structure and function of biologically active molecules.

Scientific research is coalesced around core interests in RNA science and technology, neuroscience, microbiology, molecular evolution of disease and molecular and cell biology. Founded on the philosophy that scientific discovery is a multidisciplinary, collaborative and highly interactive enterprise, the Life Science Research Initiative is based on a dynamic approach to scientific discovery and education. Discovery occurs at the frontiers and intersections of science and Life Sciences faculty provide a critical focus for collaborative discovery across traditional departments as well as with other University at Albany and regional scientists. The Life Sciences Building houses these activities as well as the RNA Institute.

Upcoming Events


Early Career FAculty/Investigator Forum
Life Sciences Research Building (LSRB 1143)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
3:00pm-5:00pm

Physicist and BBC personality Helen Czerski will be visiting UAlbany on Feb. 9th co-sponsored by the Writers Institute, the Science Library, and WISH.

She will be here promoting her new book: Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life and will be speaking on campus. Details coming soon!

Please register for the 4th Annual RNA Symposium to be held March 17, 2017

8th Annual Life Sciences Research Symposium - November 4th 2016

Awards for Best Oral Presentations (Sponsored by Krackeler)

  • Jennifer Lin (Forni)
  • Claire Muro (Lednev)
  • Maitreyi Upadhyay (Rangan)
  • Anana Naik (Forni)

Special Awards for Oral Presentation (sponsored by Sinauer and Krackeler)
  • Kelsey Fleming (Scimemi) Sinauer
  • Phensinee Haruehanroengra (Sheng) Sinauer
  • Danielle Kelley (Belfort) Sinauer
  • Rachel Cary (Pager) Krackeler

Best Posters (Sponsored by Krackeler)
  • Pooja Flora (Rangan)
  • Matthew Koslow (Larsen)
  • De Modhurik (Scimemei)