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
In Published Study, Chen Lab Elevates Understanding of Genetic Expression
An RNA Institute professor and his two lab mates aid in finding a key to how changes in RNA structure occur and switch genetic expression from ‘on’ to ‘off,’
Major Research Fellowships Go to Grad Students in the Pager and Berglund Labs
Two of America’s leading medical research organizations have recognized the talents and potential of cell biologists Pheonah Badu and Jesus Frias.
Project to Improve Gender Equity in STEM Makes Strides in First Year
UAlbany’s project to recruit and retain women and women of color in the STEM fields has already resulted in nearly a dozen grants, awards and funding for postdoc visits – all in the first year.
Student Researchers Aided by CURCE Funding
Nineteen students received small grants last fall to offset expenses directly related to their research or creative projects with University faculty, including attending conferences, purchasing materials and covering tuition for related course work. Spring recipients will be announced next week.
Faculty Members Honored for Exemplary Public Engagement
The award honors UAlbany people and programs that have made outstanding contributions to addressing a significant societal need and enhancing public well-being through publicly engaged research, teaching, creative activity and/or public service, and in collaboration with community partners.