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

  • 02-16-16

    RNA Club

    Location: B2 3rd flr sem rm

    "Satellite DNA and RNAs in cancer: an unanticipated role in deregulating the epigenome?"
    Jeanne Lawrence
    Cell and Developmental Biology
    "Effects of paternal diet on offspring phenotypes from mouse to worm”
    Colin Conine
    Rando Lab
    "Small non-protein-coding RNAs in the Germline”
    Wen Tang
    Mello Lab

  • 02-17-16

    BMP Seminar by Gregory Hurlbut, PhD

    Hosted By: Anthony Carruthers, PhD
    Location: LRB 816

    Gregory Hurlbut, Ph.D.
    Principal Scientist
    Rare Diseases Science
    Title: “Emerging Insights into the Molecular Pathology of the ΔF508-CFTR Mutation”

  • 02-22-16

    Tea Time - Moore Lab

    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 02-24-16

    BMP Seminar by Joseph Loparo, PhD

    Hosted By: Nick Rhind, PhD
    Location: LRB 816

    Joseph Loparo, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Harvard Medical School
    Title: “Overcoming obstacles:  Single-molecule studies of DNA repair”

  • 02-29-16

    Tea Time - Xue Lab

    Location: AS4 Lobby

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