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.

Scholarship Opportunity Announcement

The Lawrence and Marie Shore Graduate Scholarship in the Life Sciences enhances the educational mission of the University at Albany through the provision of an annual graduate scholarship to students studying in the departments of Biological Sciences (including Forensics), Chemistry, Psychology (Neuroscience) or Physics (Biophysics). The scholarships shall be applied to graduate students in financial need and who have demonstrated academic achievement.

The scholarship application can be found here. Applications are due to the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's office on April 6, 2016.

Now recruiting RNA graduate fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year!

We are currently soliciting applications for RNA Graduate Fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic cycle. As a joint effort between the departments of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Chemistry, RNA Fellows participate in a special training program consisting of a required 2-semester sequence of the RNA Flagship course (Physical/Chemical Principles and RNA Biology), as well as monthly RNA student colloquia. RNA Fellows receive additional financial support for the year. For the 2016-2017 cycle, 6 new Fellows will be competitively appointed.

For more information, click here.