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

  • 04-21-15

    RNA Club

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

    "Chromosome Regulation and Architecture: Implications
    for the Repeat Genome"
    Lisa Hall (Department of Cell & Developmental Biology)
    "Argonaute3 slicing triggers production of phased primary piRNAs
    that direct transcriptional silencing by Piwi"
    Wei Wang (Zamore lab)
    "Disease-associated changes in Huntingtin mRNA 3’UTR isoforms"
    Lindsay Romo (Aronin lab)

  • 04-27-15

    Tea Time - Lee Lab

    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 04-29-15

    RTI Special Seminar by Samie Jaffrey, MD, PhD

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

    Samie Jaffrey, MD, PhD

    Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College

    Title: To be determined

  • 04-29-15

    MassTERi eClub Seminar by Arthur Kreig, PhD

    Hosted By: Entrepreneurship club
    Location: AS4-2072

    Arthur Kreig, MD
    CEO, Checkmate Pharmaceuticals

    Title:"From Idea to IPO: Turning Great Science into a Great Company"

    Small group discussions and refreshments to follow

  • 04-29-15

    BMP Seminar by Peng Wu, PhD

    Hosted By: Gang Han, PhD
    Location: LRB 816

    Peng Wu, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Title: “Chemoenzymatic tools for studying glycobiology”

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