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.
The RNA Institute News
The RNA Institute Mini Symposium, March 3-4, 2021
The RNA Institute will host a virtual symposium featuring Noble Laureate, Michael Rosbash, and presentations from Postdoctoral and Graduate Students. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1:00-3:30pm and Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10am-3:30pm EST.
In The Loop - Spring 2021 edition of the RNA Institute Newsletter
Check out the Spring edition of In The Loop, The RNA Institute Spring 2021 Newsletter, highlighting Institute programs, events and our trainees. Thank you to everyone for your contributions!
Using R2D2 to Understand RNA Folding
NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins highlights research from the Chen lab.
Bijan Dey, University at Albany – Duchene Muscular Dystrophy Testing Methods
Academic Minute - On University at Albany Week: Early detection is critical for combating Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Bijan Dey, principal investigator at the RNA Institute, looks into better testing methods.
Nuclease resistance of DNA nanostructures
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran publishes review on nuclease resistance of DNA nanostructures in Nature Reviews Chemistry!