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

  • 10-20-14

    Tea Time - KHVOROVA LAB

    Hosted By: KHVOROVA LAB
    Location: AS4 lobby

  • 10-21-14

    RNA Club

    Location: Biotech II, 3rd Flr Sem Rm
    9AM - 11AM

    “Optimizing gene silencing for treatment of HD?”
    Neil Aronin  (RNA Therapeutics Institute/Medicine)
    “Development of Exosomes-Mediated Oligonucleotides Delivery for Therapeutic Silencing of Huntington mRNA”
    Marie Didiot  (Khvorova Lab)

    “Structural mechanism of stalled-ribosome rescue by a codon-independent termination factor”
    Egor Svidritskiy  (Korostelev Lab)

  • 10-21-14

    IGP Seminar

    Location: Biotech II, 3rd Flr Sem Rm

    Divya Iyer (Rhind Lab)
    “Checkpoint regulation of replication forks at sites of damage”
    Sonal Jangalwe (Brehm Lab)
    “Regulation of alloreactive CD8 T cells by inflammation”

  • 10-22-14

    BMP Seminar by Amy Gladfelter, PhD

    Hosted By: Dr. Peter Pryciak
    Location: LR816

    Amy Gladfelter, Ph.D.   Dartmouth College

    Title: “Protein aggregation organizes cytosol for the cell cycle and symmetry breaking”

  • 10-27-14

    Tea Time - ZAMORE LAB

    Hosted By: ZAMORE LAB
    Location: AS4 lobby

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