The University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System house a strong community of RNA researchers who investigate a wide range of RNA-related topics across multiple disciplines. Members include basic and clinical scientists who study RNA chemistry, structure, biological functions, genomics, cell biology, physiology and pathology, to better understand the role of RNA in human health.

The University offers state-of-the-art facilities to allow this research. Through the Biosciences Initiatives, the Center for RNA Biomedicine funds two of the core facilities: the Single Molecule Analysis in Real-Time (SMART) Center and the Bru-Seq Core.