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

  • 09-16-14

    RNA Club

    Location: B2 3rd flr sem rm

    “Matched MicroRNAs and mRNAs in Nucleoli”  Thoru Pederson(BMP)

    "Identification of A Ribonuclease Mediating 3’ End Trimming in piRNA Biogenesis"  Wen Tang(Mello lab)

    "Regulation of yeast mRNA decapping enzyme" Feng He(Jacobson Lab)

  • 09-17-14

    BMP Seminar by Steve Hasse, Ph.D.

    Location: LRB816

    Steve Hasse, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Duke University
    Title: “Cycling without cyclins:  a transcriptional network oscillator”

    Host:  Nick Rhind, Ph.D.

  • 09-17-14

    BIB Seminar by Wei Xu, PhD

    Hosted By: Zhiping Weng, PhD
    Location: AS5-2072

    Wei Xu, Ph.D.
    Center for Biomedical Informatics
    Harvard Medical School
    Title: ‟Genome, Variation and Evolution:
    Detecting somatic variations to find cancer driver genes and understand tumor evolution”

  • 09-18-14

    BMP Seminar by Sergey Savinov, Ph.D.

    Hosted By: Paul Thompson, Ph.D.
    Location: LRB816

    Sergey Savinov, Ph.D.
    He was just hired by UMass-Amherst and is an Extension Associate Professor to
    serve as a liaison between our campuses with respect to screening,
    cheminformatics and modeling needs.
    Title: 'Drug Discovery in an Academic Setting'

  • 09-22-14

    Tea Time - AMBROS LAB

    Hosted By: AMBROS LAB
    Location: AS4 lobby

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