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Carl Reiber

Senior Vice Provost
Professor of Life Sciences
Office: FDH 703A
Mail Code: 1099
Phone: 702-895-1267
Fax: 702-895-3670


Carl L. Reiber is a Professor of Biology in the School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After receiving his B.S. and M.S. degrees from George Mason University in 1984 and 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992, he was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Florida, Gainesville in the Department of Zoology from 1992-93. He started his academic career at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1993, and moved from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure in 1999 to Chair of the department in 2002 and Professor (2004). He served as Associate Dean of the College of Sciences from 2007-2010. He then served as UNLV’s Director of General Education reporting to the Provost through 2011. He is currently serving as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (2012). He is also the UNLV lead on several multi-million dollar grants from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Education that focus on both building biomedical research infrastructure and student access and education to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines (STEM).

His research activities focus on the developmental physiology of cardio-respiratory regulatory mechanisms and their ability to change in response to environmental conditions. This research encompasses the idea that animals develop the physiological regulatory machinery necessary to meet immediate metabolic demands encountered during defined developmental stages. As metabolic demands change the animals compensate physiologically, morphologically and behaviorally to meet the new challenges. The general goals of the research are to establish a more thorough understanding of the physiological and developmental mechanisms that allow the heart and circulatory systems to provide for appropriate blood supply to meet metabolic demands during exposure to environmental stress.


Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1992)