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.


NEWS RELEASE: An Interdisciplinary Spirit

2018 Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold will speak at UAlbany next week, thanks to a longtime partnership between UAlbany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) designed to spark collaboration across disciplines.Read More



CAS turns 25

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 2, 2018) — Two visits from national figures, artistic showcases and a closing dinner highlight the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) this month.

David Gersten, professor in the Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will join CAS faculty on Tuesday, Oct. 16, for a 4:15 p.m. panel discussion on “Engaging in a Changing World: The Transformative Power of Education Across Disciplines.” Read More

Women in Science and Health (WISH) Seek to Improve the Environment for Women in STEM fields

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have long been dominated by men, but fortunately that is changing. The number of women choosing STEM careers is increasing. However, the support needed to continue and strengthen this trend is still lacking. Read More