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  • New Faces: Donald Price

    As the new director of the School of Life Sciences, this biologist advises students to become involved in research to enhance their academic experience.

  • Research in the College of Sciences

    The College of Sciences has created a video that highlights just a few areas where our scientists are having an impact on issues affecting those living in the desert southwest and beyond, from sustainable energy and cancer treatments to personalized medicine and wildfires.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Cell and molecular biologist Nora Caberoy discovered that her research on proteins in the eye might someday help us fight Alzheimer’s.

  • Our National Parks Amidst Global Change

    As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, UNLV professor Scott Abella explores the conservation challenges officials face.

  • Career In Overdrive

    How alumnus Jordan Shiraki's degree in biology fueled his career as a commercial photographer for Lamborghini and Dodge.


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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