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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Graduate Student Career Development Workshop
The RNA Institute Doctoral RNA Training Program is happy to announce it will be hosting a Career Development Workshop on June 21st at 4pm.
UAlbany scientists are working to stop the next coronavirus variant
Times Union - University's RNA Institute seeks technology that could track mutations in real time
UAlbany takes an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach to fighting against COVID-19
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The COVID-19 pandemic forced thousands of students to leave campus last fall. But when they came back this past fall, local schools faced a new challenge; testing them for the virus. The University of Albany handled a thousand tests a day without leaving campus. Congressman Tonko tours the RNA Institute.
RNA Institute hosts seminar by Dr. BK Lee
RECORDING AVAILABLE! New UAlbany faculty member Dr. BK Lee gave a seminar at the RNA Institute on June 2nd, 2021.
The Forni Lab - RNA Institute Spotlight
The Forni Lab is led by Dr. Paolo Forni, Associate Professor in the department of Biological Sciences at UAlbany and RNA Institute Associate Faculty Member. It includes 1 postdoc, 3 PhD students and 1 research assistant. Read all about the research in the Forni Lab!