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

  • 09-08-15

    RTI Special Seminar by Karen Adelman, PhD

    Hosted By: Melissa J Moore, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072

    Karen Adelman, Ph.D.
    Principal Investigator, Transcriptional Responses to the Environment Group, Epigenetics & Stem Cell Laboratory, NIEHS, NIH
    Title: “Controlling transcription elongation of coding and non-coding RNAs”

  • 09-14-15

    Tea Time - Aronin Lab

    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 09-15-15

    RNA Club

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

    "RNA versus Protein Mediated Toxicity in Fronto-Temporal Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Insights from a Drosophila model carrying the G4C2 mutation"
    Hélène Tran
    (Gao Lab)
    "A microRNA family and RNA binding protein regulate sex determination in C. elegans"
    Katherine McJunkin
    (Ambros Lab)

  • 09-16-15

    MassTERi eClub Seminar by Brendan M. O’Leary, PhD

    Location: AS5-2072

    Brendan M. O’Leary, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice Chancellor
    Innovation & Business Development

    Title: " Innovation at UMMS:
    Current Progress and Future Plans"
    ---Get students and post-docs involved in entrepreneurial activites on campus

  • 09-21-15

    Tea Time - Moore Lab

    Location: AS4 Lobby

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