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

  • 10-06-14

    Tea Time - WALHOUT LAB

    Hosted By: WALHOUT LAB
    Location: AS4 lobby

  • 10-07-14

    RNA Biology Journal Club

    Location: Biotech II 2nd fl
    10AM - 12PM

  • 10-08-14

    BMP Seminar by Joel Freundlich, PhD

    Hosted By: Bill Kobertz, PhD
    Location: LB816

    Joel Freundlich, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Rutgers University
    Title:“A Novel Intersection of Computation, Chemistry, and Biology in the Study of Tuberculosis”

  • 10-08-14

    RTI Seminar by Lihua Julie Zhu, PhD

    Hosted By: Erik Sontheimer, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072

    Lihua Julie Zhu, PhD
    Research Associate Professor
    Director of Bioinformatics at PGFE
    Program in Gene Function and Expression
    Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology
    Program in Molecular Medicine
    Title: “CRISPRseek: A Bioconductor Package to Identify Target-Specific Guide RNAs for CRISPR-Cas9 Genome-Editing Systems”

  • 10-15-14

    BMP Seminar by Joerg Bewersdorf, PhD

    Hosted By: David Grunwald, PhD
    Location: LRB816

    Joerg Bewersdorf, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering
    Yale School of Medicine
    Title: “Advances in Optical Nanoscopy:  From Proof-of-concept to Application”

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