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

  • 10-05-15

    Tea Time - Ambros Lab

    Location: AS4 Lobby

  • 10-05-15

    RTI Special Seminar and Chalk Talk by Ilyas Yildirim, PhD

    Hosted By: Anastasia Khvorova, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072
    10AM - 12PM

    Ilyas Yildirim, PhD of the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

    Title:"RNA Challenges for Computational Chemists"

  • 10-07-15

    RTI Seminar by Christopher Nicchitta, PhD

    Hosted By: Melissa J Moore, PhD
    Location: AS4-2072

    Christopher Nicchitta, PhD
    Professor of Cell Biology
    Associate Dean for Research Training
    Duke University Medical Center
     Title:“Diversity and Selectivity in mRNA Translation on the Endoplasmic Reticulum”

  • 10-14-15

    MassTERi eClub Seminar

    Hosted By: The MassTERi eClub @ UMMS
    Location: AS4-2072

    Tripp Peake , Managing Partner
    Long River Ventures

    Steven Weinstein, Managing Director
    Novartis Venture Fund

    Title: "Shark Tank: Pitch Your Ideas to the Investors"
    Two pichers will pitch to the investor panel

  • 10-19-15

    Tea Time - Mello Lab

    Location: AS4 Lobby

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