Welcome to the RNA Therapeutics Institute

ShermanBy interweaving basic and applied nucleic acid scientists with clinicians dedicated to finding new cures, our goal is to create a new paradigm for organizing molecular research that enables the rapid application of new biological discoveries to solutions for unmet challenges in human health.

By uniting researchers studying the fundamental biology and mechanisms of cellular RNAs with those working to devise human therapies using or targeting nucleic acids, the RTI represents a new model for scientific exploration.

Facilities & Resources

The RTI has many shared pieces of equipment available to all its faculity. In addition, UMMS has a vast array of Core Facilities. Learn More About RTI Resources...


The RNA Club at UMass Medical School, kindly sponsored by Qiagen , meets monthly to discuss three topics within the field of RNA biology. Learn More About RNA Club...


The RNA Club consists of faculty, students, and postdoc from all over the campus.
Complete listing of RNA Club Members.

Quick Links

Useful links to help you navigate through the UMMS system.

Funding Opportunities & Procedures

Postdocs & students looking for ways to get some funding? Need to see how to navigate through the grant produres here at UMMS? Learn More...

Upcoming Events

  • 02-02-15

    Tea Time - Aronin Lab

    Hosted By: Aronin Lab
    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 02-02-15

    RTI Faculty Candidate Seminar by Hao Yin, PhD

    Hosted By: Victor Ambros, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072

    Hao Yin, PhD
    David H Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Title “Harnessing RNAi and CRISPR technology
    in vivo for modeling liver diseases
    and developing therapeutics”

    11am – 12pm Seminar; 12:15 – 1:15pm Chalk Talk

  • 02-06-15

    CRISPR Supergroup meeting

    Location: AS4-2072

    Mehmet Fatih Bolukbasi

    Title: “Improved genome targeting precision using a chimeric Cas9 nuclease.”

  • 02-09-15

    Tea Time - Grunwald/Sontheimer Labs

    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 02-13-15

    BMP Seminar by Hagan Bayley, PhD

    Hosted By: Thoru Pederson, PhD
    Location: LRB816

    Hagan Bayley, Ph.D.
    Professor of Chemical Biology, FRS Fellow of Hertford College
    University of Oxford
    Title: “Nanopore technology: from DNA sequencing to artificial tissues”

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