Centers and Programs

Many of our faculty collaborate with people in other departments or places nearby and/or are affiliated with research centers on campus. Below are some representative centers and programs that we interact with

The RNA Institute The RNA Institute develops and delivers tools, analytics and early stage discoveries necessary for the progression of RNA-based therapeutics and diagnostics. It brings together leading researchers from higher education and other institutions, and industry and offers advanced facilities for RNA research that are critical to new frontiers in human health. Many of our faculty are associated with the Institute
Center for Neuroscience Research Established in 1968, the Center for Neuroscience Research fosters interdisciplinary research on the nervous system at the undergraduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Approaches range from anatomy, electrophysiology and behavior to chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, endocrinology and molecular biology.
Life Sciences Research Life sciences research program has been established in the College of Arts and Sciences. The main mission is discovery through interdisciplinary collaboration. Our researchers 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.
Center for Functional Genomics The Center for Functional Genomics (CFG) maintains a comprehensive state-of-the-art research facility to support a wide range of services that are offered on a fee-per service basis to commercial and academic organizations. For example, the CFG is able to isolate genes, design and make DNA constructs through our Molecular Biology Facility, then coordinate with the Mouse Transgenic Facility to make Transgenic or Knock-out mice and then the mice generated can be analyzed at the DNA, RNA or Protein levels through our Molecular Biology, Microarray, Laser Capture Microdissection or Proteomics Facilities.
Cancer Research Center The central mission of the University at Albany Cancer Research Center is to conduct research and provide training related to understanding the genetic and environmental causes of cancer. The basic research mission is focused on the underlying biology associated with tumor initiation and progression, and the development and evaluation of chemopreventive regimens and therapeutic approaches for common cancers. To this end, the Cancer Research Center houses fully staffed, comprehensive, state of the art research facilities.the Institute

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