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
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.
UAlbany Researchers Awarded $1.4M to Identify RNAs Linked to Cancer and Bacterial Infections
Research will yield new tools for studying wobble uridines within cells, which could support the development of new antibiotics and cancer detection approaches
SUNY Poly and UAlbany Receive $459,000 Award from the National Cancer Institute to Research How Lack of a Key Nutrient Promotes Aging and Cancer
Research enables hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
Noteworthy: Research grants, awards and publications
September, 2022, notifications of UAlbany faculty awards and publications