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

  • 03-29-17

    BMP Seminar by Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D

    Hosted By: Brian Kelch, Ph.D
    Location: LRB816

    Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D.
    Professor and HHMI Investigator
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Title: “The Origin Recognition Complex:  where it all begins”

  • 03-31-17

    RTI Seminar by Scott Kennedy, Ph.D.

    Hosted By: Craig Mello, Ph.D.
    Location: AS4-2072

    Scott Kennedy, Ph.D.
    Philip and Aya Leder Professor of Genetics
    Department of Genetics
    Harvard Medical School
    Title: “RNA-mediated Transgenerational Inheritance”

  • 04-03-17

    Tea Time - Khvorova/Watts Labs

    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 04-04-17

    Neurology & RTI Joint Seminar by David Corey, PhD

    Hosted By: Robert H Brown, Jr, DPhil, MD, Neurology and Jonathan K Watts, PhD, RTI
    Location: AS4-2072

    David Corey, PhD
    Rusty Kelley Professor of Medical Sciences
    Department of Pharmacology and Biochemistry
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Title: "Nuclear noncoding RNAs: Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets".

  • 04-05-17

    BMP Seminar by Kimberly Mowry, Ph.D.

    Hosted By: Sean Ryder, Ph.D.
    Location: LRB 816

    Kimberly Mowry, Ph.D.
    Brown University
    Title: “RNA Transport in the Cytoplasm: How to get there from here”

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