November 4, 2019
NCI Shady Grove Campus
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
TE 406, 408, 410

RNA biology has emerged as one of the most influential areas in modern biology and biomedicine. NCI is home to a wide spectrum of work in RNA biology ranging from elucidating RNA biogenesis and structure, identifying functions for various classes of RNAs, establishing the role of RNA in disease, and exploring RNA-based and RNA-targeted therapies.

The goal of this sixth retreat hosted by the NCI RNA Biology Initiative is to enhance interactions amongst PIs, fellows and staff working on RNA and to foster new collaborations and synergies amongst CCR laboratories interested in RNA biology. The retreat will feature our keynote speaker, Dr. Hashim Al-Hashimi, Duke University School of Medicine, and several talks selected from submitted abstracts. Fellows, staff scientists and trainees (including Leidos contractors) are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.  We also hope to catalyze interactions between basic and clinician researchers at this retreat.

The retreat is open to all NIH staff.

The CCR Initiative in RNA Biology Steering Committee:

  • Pedro Batista
  • Natasha Caplen
  • Susan Gottesman
  • Shuo Gu
  • Steve Hughes
  • Xinhua Ji
  • Voula Mili
  • Jay Schneekloth
  • Bruce Shapiro
  • Jack Shern
  • Sandra Wolin
  • Joseph Ziegelbauer

Abstract Deadline:  Friday, October 4, 2019
Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 22, 2019


Registration is currently closed.