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
Lednev and McNay Labs dedicate publication to Professor Wolfgang Kiefer, leader in Raman Spectroscopy research
This first time collaboration aims to identify the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease through a simple blood test.
HVRC RNA Salon - April 20th @4pm
Guest speaker is Ankur Jain, PhD. Assistant Professor of Biology from MIT and member of the Whitehead Institute
Life at the Interface of Science + Engineering - Lecture series (LISE)
These lectures are part of a collaboration between the University at Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). This is the fifth speaker in the series. Stephen R. Quake, PhD. Lee Otterson Professor. Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Stanford University and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.
Kamana Devkota wins 2020-2021 Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research
Kamana Devkota, member of the Begley Lab, received the 2020-2021 Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research for her project titled “Epitranscriptomic Writers as Drug Targets”. She will present her winning project at the 18th Annual Student Conference hosted by CURCE on April 23, 2021. Congratulations Kamana!
Next Generation RNA Researcher
One of the youngest members of the RNA Institute's 2020 Summer Bioinformatics program, Cristina DeMeo, a local high school student has taken the skills she learned and created an award-winning science project.