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

  • 04-24-14

    RTI Faculty Meeting

    Location: AS4-2072
    Time: 1PM - 2PM

  • 04-28-14

    RTI Tea Time - Ambros Lab

    Location: AS4 lobby
    Time: 4PM

  • 04-29-14

    IGP Seminar Series

    Location: B2 3rd flr sem rm
    Time: 12PM - 1PM

    Jessica Weatherbee (Ross)                 

    Kingsley Essien (Harris)

    Gabriela Toro (Brown)

  • 04-30-14

    RTI Seminar by Sun Hur, PhD

    Hosted By: Craig Mello, PhD
    Location: AS4-­‐2072
    Time: 10:30AM

    Sun Hur, PhD
    Investigator, The Program in Cellular and
    Molecular Medicine
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Title: “Innate Immune Mechanisms for Viral dsRNA Detection”

  • 05-05-14

    RTI Tea Time - Mello Lab

    Hosted By: Mello Lab
    Location: AS4 lobby
    Time: 4PM

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