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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Graduate Student Career Development Workshop
The RNA Institute Doctoral RNA Training Program is happy to announce it will be hosting a Career Development Workshop on June 21st at 4pm.
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran featured as Nanoscale Emerging Investigator
The 2021 Emerging Investigators themed issue gathers some of the best research being conducted by scientists in the early stages of their independent career. Each contributor was recommended as carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in nanoscience.
RNA Institute 2021 Summer Fellowship Program Kicks Off
The RNA Institute 2021 Summer Fellowship program kick's off with 35 students!
UAlbany scientists are working to stop the next coronavirus variant
Times Union - University's RNA Institute seeks technology that could track mutations in real time
UAlbany takes an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach to fighting against COVID-19
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The COVID-19 pandemic forced thousands of students to leave campus last fall. But when they came back this past fall, local schools faced a new challenge; testing them for the virus. The University of Albany handled a thousand tests a day without leaving campus. Congressman Tonko tours the RNA Institute.