School of Life Sciences

  • 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.

  • Steeped in Research

    Local high school teachers trek to Chinese hot springs with a UNLV team to immerse themselves in field experiences and bring back new approaches to teaching.

  • My Nevada 5: The Critters that Capture My Imagination

    The state’s seemingly barren land is filled with bizarre mammals — at least for now. Mammalogist Brett Riddle lists off his favorites. In the My Nevada 5 series celebrating the state's 150th birthday, UNLV faculty, students, and alumni share the bits of state history and culture that intrigue them.
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a 10-week summer research program in environmental microbiology. Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, and more.


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.

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