RNA Institute Researcher Working to Shine a Light on 3D RNA Structure Prediction to Advance Drug Discovery
Biophysicist Alan Chen is at work creating a new model to accurately predict structures of RNA. If effective, his methodology would alleviate a significant roadblock to RNA-based drug discovery, holding promise for hard-to-treat diseases, improved antiviral therapies against RNA viruses, and new classes of antibacterial compounds.
When sophomore computer science major Elliott Weintraub heard from Department of Informatics lecturer Jonathan Muckell about the opportunity to build a 3D prosthetic hand for a child, he jumped at the chance. The department began the project in the fall semester and accelerated it to complete hands for four children by the holidays.
UAlbany Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus John Delano will inaugurate a new campus lecture series presented by UAlbany Libraries on NASA's search for Life Beyond Earth. The event will be held in the Standish Board Room in the Science Library on Wednesday, March 11 from 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Renowned cancer researcher Susan P.C. Cole, Ph.D., will deliver the 6th Annual Hogarty Lecture on “Improving Cancer Treatment: Understanding the Role of Drug Resistance,” at the University at Albany’s Cancer Research Center on Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m.
More than 600 science research students and teachers from 42 NYS schools convene at the 30th Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on March 12 and 13 at the University. The event is among the most prestigious fora in Upstate New York for students presenting original research in a symposium-style format.