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  • Juanita Greer White Distinguished Lecture Series

    March 9, 6:30 p.m. | SEB, Room 1311

    Margaret McFall-Ngai, professor and director of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Juanita Greer White Distinguished Lecture Series. Her talk is titled, "Animals and Bacteria: A Lifelong Partnership.

  • Dennis Bazylinski Named Barrick Distinguished Scholar

    Microbiologist Dennis Bazylinksi was named a 2017 Barrick Distinguished Scholar. The award recognizes UNLV faculty members who have produced a significant amount of high-quality, interdisciplinary research or creative output recognized by scholars and journals within and outside their primary disciplines.

  • 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.


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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