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Researchers Nominated for Biotechnology Awards

Posted: September 6, 2012

LAS VEGAS - Three researchers from the UNLV College of Sciences have been nominated for NevBio 2012 Biotechnology & Health Science Achievement awards.

The awards will be presented at a special dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20, at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building.

Faculty members nominated for the researcher award for the 2012 NevBio Award for Biotechnology & Health Science Achievement include:

  • Ernesto Abel-Santos: An associate professor in UNLV’s Department of Chemistry, Dr. Abel-Santos developed a drug to keep C-difficile (C-diff) from germinating. C-diff is a growing problem in hospitals and nursing homes.
     
  • Martin Schiller: An associate professor in UNLV’s School of Life Sciences, Dr. Schiller’s lab at UNLV has had several discoveries, including a treatment for HIV/Aids.
     
  • Bryan Spangelo: A professor in UNLV’s Department of Chemistry, Dr. Spangelo has developed an improved chemotherapeutic that could ease the suffering of millions.

In addition, the UNLV College of Sciences has been nominated for the organization award for the 2012 NevBio Award for Biotechnology & Health Science Achievement Award. The College of Sciences is nationally recognized for its research and has one of the best pre-med programs in the country.

NevBio is an organization dedicated to the advancement of biotechnology and science in the state of Nevada.

Go to NevBio’s website for more information and to RSVP for the dinner.