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  • New Faces: Boo Shan Tseng

    This Life Sciences professor is all about communities — from the bacterial ones she studies (yuck) to the UNLV community she is pleased to have joined.

  • Quick Take: Surviving Allergy Season in Southern Nevada

    Tanvi Patel, director of the UNLV/CCSD Pollen Monitoring Program dishes on allergy relief tips, common misconceptions about pollen, and why technology can’t replace the human eye.

  • UNLV Biologist Wins Nevada Regents’ Top Research Award

    An internationally recognized plant ecologist, Lawrence "Lars" Walker becomes the second consecutive UNLV professor to win the Nevada Regents' Researcher Award.

  • Homegrown Scholar

    A nearly native Las Vegan, Nemanja Novakovic had planned to leave Nevada when it came time for college. But that was before he discovered his academic dreams could be fulfilled at UNLV.

  • The Dark Blue Butterfly

    UNLV biologist Daniel Thompson was recently featured in the Vegas PBS series Outdoor Nevada. Thompson and colleagues from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service joined host John Burke to discuss rare butterflies in the Spring Mountains.


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.