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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In the Loop - Fall 2021 edition of The RNA Institute newsletter
Check out the Fall 2021 edition of the RNA Institute newsletter - "In the Loop," highlighting the institute events, programs and essays on COVID-19 pandemic by our RNA fellows.
Igor Lednev Named SUNY Distinguished Professor
Lednev, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, was elevated last month to Distinguished Professor, the highest academic rank in the State University of New York, conferred solely by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
Students became Trainees in Bioinformatics this Summer — Courtesy of the RNA Institute
This summer, 34 trainees from educational levels ranging from high school to postgraduate study analyzed biological data generated in the Institute’s laboratories through newly acquired bioinformatics knowledge and skills.
The Who, What, Why and How of a Novel Surveillance Testing Program
Since the fall of 2020, UAlbany’s COVID Surveillance Testing Program has been keeping its students and employees up-to-the-minute in where they stand in regard to a virus that still afflicts campuses across America.
First International Myotonic Dystrophy Awareness Day
September 15, 2021 marks the First International Myotonic Dystrophy Awareness Day and the RNA Institute stands with Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation to help raise awareness on Myotonic Dystrophy (DM). To honor this day, we have the proclamation signed by the Senator Neil D. Breslin and by the Assembly member Patricia Fahy.