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  • Revolutionary Gene-editing Technique

    UNLV personalized medicine researchers seeking patent on potential HIV cure. Their technique uses a plant protein widely used in agriculture industry.

  • The Pupfish Paradox

    UNLV researchers Frank van Breukelen and Stanley Hillyard discover the pupfish's unique ability to go without oxygen. Unfortunately, it comes at a cost to the endangered species.

  • My Degree at Work: Lynn Fenstermaker

    An associate research professor for Desert Research Institute, she is engaged in projects using ground and satellite data to understand ecosystem response to climate. She encourages students to strongly consider an education and career in a STEM field.

  • I Am Sciences: Chanidapa Klinhom

    Growing up in Las Vegas, she always wanted to attend her hometown university. Another draw for the Millennium Scholar who wants to be a physician was the success of the College of Sciences preprofessional program.

  • UNLV, CCSD Revive Pollen Count Program

    Clark County residents now have a better idea of what’s causing their stuffy noses, sneezing, and wheezing this allergy season. UNLV and the Clark County School District have revived a monitoring program to track when and how much pollen is in Southern Nevada’s air.


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.