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  • Upper Division Plant Anatomy Course Added for Fall 2014

    Biology 426, Plant Anatomy (3 credits), is an introduction to the basic internal structure of plants, including their cells, tissues, and organs. Students will learn about all these structures, and gain experience with sectioning and staining of tissues and obtaining images with digital cameras attached to the microscope.

  • A New Blood Flow Sensor

    Life Sciences and engineering professors team up to develop life-saving devices to detect stroke and heart problems.

  • Saving Honeybees

    How a small investment in researchers is helping farmers deal with the most harmful bacteria killing their honeybee hives.

  • Microbiologist Elected Fellow

    School of Life Sciences director Dennis Bazylinksi was recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process based on their record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

  • Measuring the Misery

    UNLV has partnered with the Clark County School District and others to revive an allergen monitoring program that was shuttered by the county four years ago.


Welcome to the School of Life Sciences! Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. The school’s curriculum meets the needs of students intending to enter the workforce or pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.