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Please Join Us for Our Upcoming Community Outreach Event

Wednesday, September 1, 2022 at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206. The program, titled " mRNA and COVID-19: How an essential molecule was used to combat a global pandemic", features outstanding speakers Olivia Rissland, DPhil and her graduate student Deviyani Rao. All content will be understandable by the general public. The event begins at 6 PM.

Scientific Literacy is Critical




Scientific literacy can be defined as "the ability to engage with science-related issues, and with the ideas of science, as a reflective citizen". It entails the ability to separate facts from opinion or myth and then using those facts to make decisions. The first step in scientific literacy is for scientists to convey their work in everyday language. Here, RBI co-founder and co-director, Dr. David Bentley, deftly explains RNA in simple accessible terms.

Illuminating the Future with RNA




The mission of the RNA Bioscience Initiative is to cultivate a vibrant center of discovery and innovation in RNA biology, informatics, diagnostics, and therapy. Our goal is to provide a fluid pipeline from basic to clinical RNA research at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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scientistsresearch programs; pilot grant program; educational programs 


Meet Our Leadership Team




The common stereotype for scientists, particularly those with a PhD, is that of a serious, no-fun, egghead. Nothing could be further from the truth... scientists are thrill seekers who are very excited about what they do and passionate about helping others!


Learn more about our remarkable leadership team HERE


Building a Better Tomorrow




RNA biology has emerged as one of the most influential areas in modern science. The discovery of numerous new classes of RNAs and identification of their functions has revolutionized molecular biology with profound implications for the future of clinically relevant RNA-based diagnostics and therapeutics. Investing in RNA research and education today, builds a better tomorrow.

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