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

  • 09-22-14

    Tea Time - AMBROS LAB

    Hosted By: AMBROS LAB
    Location: AS4 lobby

  • 09-22-14

    RTI Seminar by Yuh Min Chook, PhD

    Hosted By: David Grunwald, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072

    Yuh Min Chook, PhD

    Professor, Eugene McDermott Scholar in Medical Research

    Pharmacology and Biophysics

    UT Southwestern

    Title: "Signals and Blockers in nuclear-cytoplasmic transport"

  • 09-23-14

    RNA Biology Journal Club

    Location: Biotech II 2nd fl
    11AM - 12PM

  • 09-24-14

    BMP Seminar by Eric Haag, PhD

    Hosted By: Sean Ryder, PhD
    Location: LRB816
    12 PM

    Eric Haag, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biology
    University of Maryland
    Title: “From RNA-binding proteins to killer sperm: an integrative examination of mating system evolution in Caenorhabditis nematodes”

  • 09-29-14


    Location: AS4 lobby

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