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  • Bee Line

    Microbiology professor Penny Amy leads a formidable team in honeycomb warfare.

  • College of Sciences Student Named Outstanding Graduate

    Honors College and biology student Kiran Mathew was honored as one of UNLV's outstanding graduates at winter commencement. The aspiring pediatric cardiologist has amassed co-authorship credit on three research articles, volunteered at three hospitals, and worked with UNLV's Nevada Institute for Personalized Medicine team on patent-pending research related to a new HIV genetic screening technology.

  • College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year

    Dr. Matthew Schwartz was named the 2015 College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year. He is a radiation oncologist at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and serves as a member of the Radiation Executive Committee of the U.S. Oncology Network. Learn more about how he ended up at UNLV, why he returned to Las Vegas to practice medicine, and why he advises students to dream big.

  • Survival of the Fattest

    Why UNLV researchers bred their fruit flies to be obese — and what their work reveals about heart disease.

  • 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.


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.