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RTI Seminar Series

Join the Virtual Seminar Series, organized by the RNA Therapeutics Institute at UMass Medical School

This seminar series offers students, postdocs, and faculty the opportunity to interact directly with speakers discussing a diverse array of topics within the RNA world.

The 2021/2022 seminar series will be held virtually. See the schedule below for the upcoming seminars. 

Date Speaker Seminar Title & Zoom Link Faculty Host
December 14, 2021
10am - 11:30am EST

Ian MacRae, PhD
Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, Scripps Research Institute

"Diverse small RNA mechanisms in plants, animals, and viruses"

* Recording available upon request

Phillip Zamore, PhD
January 11, 2022
11am - 12:30pm EST

Eric T. Kool, PhD
George A. and Hilda M. Daubert Professor of Chemistry
Stanford University

"Small-Molecule Reactive Probes of RNA"

* Recording available upon request

Jon Watts, PhD
February 1, 2022
11am - 12:30pm EST

Mihaela Zavolan, PhD
Professor in Computational Biology/Genomics, Biozentrum, University of Basel

“Cell-type specific expression of 3’ UTR isoforms: quantification, regulation, functional relevance”

Athma Pai, PhD
To be rescheduled

Jue Chen, PhD
William E. Ford professor of biochemistry and head of the Laboratory of Membrane Biology and Biophysics at the Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

TBD Nikolaus Grigorieff, PhD
February 22, 2022

Huda Zoghbi, PhD
Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine

"Molecular and neurobiological studies in Rett syndrome and other MECP2 disorders" Voices In Science
March 1, 2022

Nadya Dimitrova, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University

TBD Wen Xue, PhD
March 8, 2022

Toshiyuki Shimizu, PhD
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Tokyo

TBD Wenwen Fang, PhD
March 15, 2022

Andrea Pauli
Group Leader
EMBO Young Investigator
EMBO Member

TBD Andrei Korostelev, PhD
April 5, 2022

Joana A. Vidigal, PhD
NIH Distinguished Scholar
Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute, NIH

TBD Anastasia Khvorova, PhD
April 26, 2022

ChangHwan Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Albany, SUNY

TBD David Grunwald, PhD
May 24, 2022

Nicola Allen, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

TBD Craig Mello, PhD