ExRNA Communication Projects

In 2013, the NIH Common Fund provided support for 30 research projects designed to explore and enhance scientists’ understanding of exRNA communication. Of those 30 awards, NCATS administered 18 projects.

In 2019, the Common Fund provided support for a second phase of research projects to address the complexity in the types of carriers that transport exRNA molecules between cells, called extracellular vesicles (EVs), and the different types of exRNA molecules associated with the carriers. The 13 Phase 2 projects will support the development of tools and technologies that address these complexities. NCATS is administering six projects that focus on better understanding and characterizing EVs by improving EV sorting, isolation and analysis of cargo.

Learn more about the Phase 1 awards:

Learn more about the Phase 2 awards:

View the full list of exRNA project awards on the NIH Common Fund website.