Center for RNA Biology and Medicine

The Center for RNA Biology and Medicine at the University of California, Riverside is a multi-disciplinary research center that builds upon UCR’s deep and unique strengths in RNA research and facilitates interdisciplinary interactions to promote fundamental science discoveries and to address RNA-centric industrial, biomedical, and therapeutic needs.

Join us for the 2nd annual symposium on November 3, 2023

We will host the 2nd annual symposium Center for RNA Biology and Medicine at the Genomics Auditorium here at the University of California, Riverside. Registration is free (but required for breakfast and lunch attendee estimates). Join us for poster presentations and watch presenters deliver excellence science at the UC Riverside Genomics Auditorium. There will be poster and best question awards for students and postdocs. Come out, show your support, and collaborate with the Center for RNA Biology and Medicine! 

Our symposium will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Don W. Cleveland, 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Science and a lineup of esteemed investigators, Dr. Gloria Brar, University of California-Berkeley, Dr. Jens Lykke-Andersen, University of California- San Diego, Dr. Joseph Puglisi, Stanford, Dr. Yongsheng Shi, University of California - Irvine, Dr. Lili Wang, City of Hope, Dr. Yinsheng Wang, University of California - Riverside, and Dr. James Ellis - SickKids Research Institute.

Free symposium parking will be available at UC Riverside's parking lot #6.
Additional parking details will be sent in the coming weeks.
Abstract submission deadline is October 23, 2023!
For more information contact Dr. Sika Zheng, Director - Center for RNA Biology and Medicine or Pica Preston, BMSC Project Manager
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Recruitment Opportunities

The Division of Biomedical Sciences within the School of Medicine at the University of California Riverside is seeking to hire three new faculty members at the tenure track assistant professor, tenured associate or full professor rank. The search area is broadly defined, including RNA.

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Our Research

Key areas of current research include the elucidation of RNA biogenesis, RNA processing and modifications, RNA coding of phenotypic variability, and establishing the role of RNA in disease and the exploration of RNA-based-and RNA-targeted therapies.

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Our Investigators

Center investigators are a composition of diverse, talented, and accomplished researchers united by a common goal: to understand the role of RNA across biology and medicine fields.

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The Center is planning to recruit new talented RNA researchers to UCR. We anticipate growth of our center in partnership with UCR School of Medicine, CNAS and BCOE.

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