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  • Brian Hedlund Appointed Board Member for Bergey's Manual Trust

    School of Life Sciences professor Brian Hedlund is now serving as a member of the board of trustees for Bergey’s Manual Trust. The board is responsible for managing the trust, promoting microbial systematics internationally, and compiling and editing Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria.

  • 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.

  • 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.