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Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mechanisms of Evolution

The goals of this program are to provide undergraduates with hypothesis-based projects that investigate one or more mechanisms of evolution, promote careers in science, reinforce the connection between genetics and evolution, and highlight the accomplishments of evolutionary scholars.

What's Happening

Fruit flies in a plexiglass container.
Mar. 15, 2018

UNLV biologist finds nearly 400 genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems in fruit flies.

Beth Wi waves to robot Pepper
Jan. 30, 2018

Grad students present their best work at annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact showcase on Feb. 2.

UNLV grad cap
Dec. 15, 2017

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Len Jessup during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.

two men
Nov. 22, 2017

Med student and community leader share a vision for a healthier Las Vegas.



  • Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
  • Lincy Assistant Professor of Life Sciences
  • Professor Emeritus