Scientists can identify the origins of diseases by studying how RNA turns genes on and off, potentially leading to innovative disease treatments and possible cures.
The RNA Institute offers unique opportunities to researchers and trainees for collaboration and interdisciplinary research. We have more than 50 faculty working to understand the role of RNA in fundamental biological processes, developing RNA as a tool for science and harnessing this knowledge to improve human health.
The RNA Institute is more than just a modern research facility. We are a collection of diverse and talented researchers and laboratories united by a common goal in understanding the role of RNA across different fields, including biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, physics, and nanobiosciences. RNA forms the basis of our research, it is the common element that we study, build, modify and analyze as well as the building blocks that we use to construct tools, reporters, and therapies.
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HVRC RNA Salon - May 18th, 2021 @4pm
Join us for the last HVRC RNA Salon of the academic year! Speakers are Tristen Head (RNA Fellow, SUNY POLY) and Joerg Vogel (Director of HIRI and IMIB)
RNA Institute hosts seminar by Dr. Peter Kharchenko
Join us May 6th @9:00AM EST for seminar by Dr. Peter Kharchenko, Harvard Medical School. The title of his talk is "Comparative analysis of clinical single cell dataset collections"
Saratoga Springs HS senior's award-winning project explores ALS gene mutation
Cristina is a high school senior and takes part in the summer program at the RNA Institute at the University at Albany. She used her knowledge of bioinformatics to create an award-winning project that looks at the gene mutations that cause ALS.
New Blood Analyzer Tells Human from Animal Samples on the Spot
Scientific American (Research led by Igor Lednev and Ewelina Mistek-Morabito, Department of Chemistry)
RNA Institute Summer Program Local High Schooler Advances to International Science Competition
One of the youngest members of the RNA Institute's 2020 Summer Bioinformatics program, high school senior Cristina DeMeo of Saratoga Springs, put the skills she learned to highly mature scientific use.