Modern biology has been revolutionized by the discovery that many processes of fundamental importance are regulated by RNA molecules. We continue to realize the potential of RNA regulatory mechanisms, illuminating biology and advancing medicine through development of new RNA therapeutics. Major knowledge gaps remain in the basic, diagnostic and therapeutic areas of RNA Bioscience, and much remains to be discovered about mechanisms of RNA regulation and their impact on biology and disease.
The mission of the RNA Bioscience Initiative is to create and expand a vibrant center of discovery and innovation in RNA research, diagnostics and therapy. Our goal is to provide a fluid pipeline from basic to clinical RNA research at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
The Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is the academic home to help transform the clinical and translational research and training efforts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and affiliated institutions. The CCTSI was created in 2008 with funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is fully equipped with specialized instrumentation and core facilities required to conduct contemporary biomedical investigations. PhD students in the CSD Graduate Program have access to a wide array of cutting edge research facilities and scientific instruments at our new biomedical campus. These resources allow CSD students to conduct experiments that address fundamental questions in cell biology, stem cells and developmental biology.