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
8th Annual RNA Institute Symposium Features Trailblazers in the Science
Two American pioneers in RNA science headline the University’s 8th Annual RNA Institute Symposium, which takes place March 17-18 at the Life Sciences Research Building.
Prof. Berglund selected for MDF-Scientific Advisory Committee
Professor Andrew Berglund has been invited to join to be a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF).
Dealing with Big Data – The Summer Bioinformatics Program by The RNA Institute
In Summer 2021, The RNA Institute at the University at Albany SUNY held a bioinformatics program for the trainees to analyze the biological data generated from the research programs of the institute.
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.