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
Noteworthy: Research grants, awards and publications
The latest from University at Albany faculty and staff receiving research grants, awards and other noteworthy attention.
Fall 2022 edition of the RNA Institute Newsletter - "In the Loop"
Learn about the Institute's recent highlights and achievements.
UAlbany Start-Up Receives Federal Support to Develop New Technology for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
The one-year NSF grant of $274,713 will be used to advance the commercialization of the technology.
Science has no borders – Meet Cécilia Légaré, postdoctoral fellow tackling myotonic dystrophy in Quebec and New York
Cécilia Légaré is a postdoctoral fellow in a joint appointment with Berglund lab at the RNA Institute and Duchesne Lab at University of Quebec at Chicoutimi.
Chemist Igor Lednev Presented with Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy
The award is presented by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies to recognize significant advancements in the field of applied Raman spectroscopy.