The NIH RNA Club
is a Regional Interest Group, formed in the early 1990s, that serves researchers at the NIH as well as those from participating labs at Johns Hopkins University, The University of Maryland, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, the Virginia Commonwealth University, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and even some local companies that conduct or deal in RNA related research.
Regular meetings of the RNA Club occur at 4:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month (except
July & August) in Building 31A, Room 2A48 on the NIH Bethesda Campus. Parking
is available in the visitor parking lot across from Building 31A
(ask Rich Maraia beforehand for a parking coupon). Meetings consist of two
30-minute scientific presentations. The schedule of speakers is usually set several months in advance and can be obtained from Rich Maraia. The seminar Titles and Speakers for upcoming meetings are e-mailed through the NIH RNA Club listserve 2 weeks prior and again one or two days prior to each meeting. The moderator is usually Richard Maraia. Meetings usually end by 5:30 PM but use of the room for RNA related issues can be extended (contact Rich Maraia).
RNA Club interests include pre-mRNA processing, such as capping, splicing and polyadenylation, pre-tRNA processing, subcellular trafficking and localization, RNA folding, RNA structure, modifications including editing, RNA-protein interactions, RNA-RNA interactions including microRNAs, RNA stability, translation, RNA viruses, transcriptional regulation, and occasionally RNA magic, all with increasing emphasis on structure and function.
addition to hosting/coordinating two seminars per month as part of its
regular meetings, the NIH RNA Club occasionally hosts Wednesday
Afternoon Lecture (WALs) speakers invited by the NIH Director after
nomination by the RNA Club. We can also help organize RNA-related
Symposia for the NIH Research Festival.
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