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

  • 10-22-14

    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”

  • 10-22-14

    MassTERi eClub Seminar

    Location: AS4-2072

    Michael Czech, Ph.D.
    Chair and Professor Molecular Medicine

    Fall seminar series  “From lab bench to startup”

    Title: “Many tiers in Biotech”

  • 10-23-14

    RTI Seminar by Bruno M. D. C. Godinho, PhD

    Hosted By: Anastasia Khvorova, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072

    Bruno M. D. C. Godinho, PhD
    Invited Lecturer / Professor Adjunto Convidado
    Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa
    Title: “Modified Cyclodextrins as Novel Non-Viral Vectors for Neuronal siRNA Delivery:
    Focus on Huntington’s Disease”

  • 10-27-14

    Tea Time - ZAMORE LAB

    Hosted By: ZAMORE LAB
    Location: AS4 lobby

  • 10-28-14

    RNA Biology Journal Club

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

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