April 3 - 4, 2025
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Building 45
Natcher Auditorium

Welcome to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Symposium "RNA Biology 2024"

The goal of the NCI RNA Biology Initiative is to establish a collaborative environment that promotes the swift exchange of information and expertise regarding the structure, function, and biological significance of RNA. Our objective is to leverage this collective knowledge to advance the development of novel diagnostics and therapies. We actively foster synergistic collaborations among NCI and NIH intramural investigators, as well as between our researchers and the broader RNA community. 

The symposium offers the opportunity to learn more about the current status of RNA biology in development and disease, share research, network with leading figures in the field and discuss the use and implications of these advances for clinical applications.

Organized by the NCI RNA Biology Initiative this symposium will bring together internationally renowned experts in the field of RNA biology, with the focus on:

  • RNA Processing
  • RNA Structure and Mechanism
  • Non-classical RNAs
  • RNA Therapy

Confirmed Speakers:

Olga Anczukow, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Brenda Bass, Ph.D., University of Utah
Craig Cameron, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Patrick Cramer, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute 
Nadya Dimitrova, Ph.D., Yale University
Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis, Ph.D., Center for Cancer Research, NCI
Stacy Horner, Ph.D., Duke University
Sujatha Jagannathan, Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Tracy Johnson, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles 
Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
Yunsun Nam, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
Silvi Rouskin, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Peter Sarnow, Ph.D., Stanford University
Igor Ulitsky, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute
Eugene Valkov, Ph.D., Center for Cancer Research, NCI
Jorg Vogel, Ph.D., Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Woodson, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Colin Wu, Ph.D., Center for Cancer Research, NCI
Phillip Zamore, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

We hope to see you at the 2025 RNA Biology symposium!



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