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

  • 03-02-15

    Tea Time - Ambros Lab

    Hosted By: Ambros Lab
    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 03-03-15

    RNA Club

    Location: B2 3rd flr sem rm
    9AM - 11AM

    "Insights into the inner workings of bacterial stringent response"
    Andrei A. Korostelev (RTI)

    "Regulation of miRNA in mouse spermatogenesis"
    Pei-Hsuan (Xuan) Wu   (Zamore lab)
    "Developing of RNAi-based therapeutic for treatment of Preeclampsia"
    Anton Turanov  (Khvorova lab)

  • 03-06-15

    RTI Informal Seminar by Vasily Vagin, PhD

    Hosted By: Anastasia Khvorova, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072

    Vasily Vagin, PhD
    Hannon Lab
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Title:“piRNA pathway as a natural
    RNA-immune system in the germline”

  • 03-06-15

    CRISPR Supergroup meeting

    Location: AS4-2072

    Hanhui Ma

    Title: “Development of multicolor CRISPR systems for sequence-specific labeling of genomic DNA in live cells.”

  • 03-09-15

    Tea Time - Korostelev/Xue Lab

    Hosted By: Korostelev/Xue Lab
    Location: AS4 Lobby

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