Welcome to the RNA Society. We’re a non-profit, international scientific society with more than 1000 members dedicated to fostering research and education in the field of RNA science. We host a peer-reviewed scientific journal, RNA, and an annual scientific conference, along with sponsoring other RNA-related scientific conferences through direct financial support and student travel grants. Mostly, we are a community of scientists who are passionate about better understanding the fascinating world of RNA biology.
We are pleased to announce that Jean Beggs has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. View the announcement here.
We are pleased to announce that Beth Tran has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2018 Lifetime Service Award. View the announcement here.
We seek individuals who are committed to the success of the RNA Society to fill important positions. Learn more here.
The RNA Society's Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available for download. It features celebrations; vacancies; RNA Salons; travel fellowships; the 3-for-2 group registration incentive for RNA 2018; and more.
Applications for travel awards to RNA 2018 are now being accepted. Members only. Click here.
The RNA Society is delighted to announce the 37 newly selected RNA Salons for 2017/18! Find here a list of the current RNA Salons and a description of RNA Salon activities.
RNA Society President Juan Valcárcel presents his reflections from RNA2017 and his vision for the future. Read the whole letter here.
The RNA Society pleased to launch the Member Spotlight Series - a monthly feature highlighting the outstanding lives and accomplishments. We are looking for volunteers to work with us to interview members and help write the profiles! Members can find more information here.
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our growing research group in the Department of Immunology at the University … more
The Zheng lab studies the mechanism and function of RNA processing in the brain. Current research projects investigate the emerging … more
The Wolin laboratory recently moved to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part … more
About MaxCyte: MaxCyte is the leader in cell transfection with a world-wide marketed flow electroporation platform spanning the discovery, development, … more
The Ke Lab at JAX Post-doc position application website. The Ke Lab at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine … moreView All Job Postings
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Member Spotlight Series
In recognition of the outstanding lives and accomplishments of our members, each month we profile two RNA Society members—one Full member and one Student/Post-doctoral Fellow member—as part of our Member Spotlight Series.
Dr. Michael Kearse is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a recent awardee of an NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence grant. Learn about his unusual career trajectory, love of non-canonical translation start sites, and suggestions for finding a great training environment.
Dr. Mary Anne O’Connell is the European Research Area Chair in RNA and Immunity at the Central European Institute of Technology. A pioneer in the RNA editing field, Dr. O’Connell is also a long-time member and active participant in the RNA Society. Read about her favorite moment at an annual meeting and key advice for achieving scientific success.
RNA Salons are reoccurring, regional RNA science-based gatherings that cultivate year-long interaction, engagement, sharing of knowledge among RNA researchers and support of junior scientists. Read more about RNA Salons here.
In 2017/18, the RNA Society is supporting 37 RNA Salons worldwide. A complete list of funded RNA Salons can be found here.
The RNA Society regularly features the activities of exemplary RNA Salons. Our latest featured RNA Salon: Arizona RNA Salon.
Previously featured: Dutch RNA Salon.