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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Two Cellular Scientists Rewarded as ‘Early Stage Investigators’
Two UAlbany scientists making strides in their independent research have received robust financial encouragement from the NIH to make critically important breakthroughs in the effort to reveal cellular causes of disease and to create novel therapeutics.
$1,000,000 Awarded for RNA Research by Representative Paul Tonko
$1,000,000 for the University at Albany to support the purchase of RNA research equipment that would better enable the region and state to address COVID as well as help advance new treatments for many other diseases including Myotonic dystrophy, Alzheimer’s disease and more.
Dr. Bijan Dey will be editing a special issue of the journal Life
Dr. Bijan Dey will be editing a special issue of the journal Life on "Non-coding RNAs in Cellular Differentiation, Development and Diseases". Submit your manuscript by December 31, 2021.
The Sammons Lab - RNA Institute Spotlight
This month the RNA Institute spotlights the Sammons Lab! Click to read about the research and lab members.
SUNY Poly profs win $320,000 NIH grant to track Alzheimer's
Times Union - ALBANY - Two leading researchers at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany have been awarded a $320,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a groundbreaking method to use RNA molecules to better understand how Alzheimer's disease begins in the body.