Welcome to the School of Life Sciences!

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.

GAANN: Biological Sciences Doctoral Program

The UNLV School of Life Sciences in conjunction with the US Department of Education offers up to seven scholarships to support graduate training in Biological Sciences for highly qualified students with financial need.

Developing the Skill and Will to Succeed in STEM Scholarship Program

This scholarship program provides up to three years of support to low-income, academically talented students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Life Sciences at UNLV.

What's Happening

microscopic images of bacteria
Sep. 19, 2022

The SeqCode is a universal system, created through collaboration of hundreds of scientists, to formally register and name single-celled microorganisms known as prokaryotes. 

Carla Madelaire smiles as she gives a presentation.
Aug. 4, 2022

Carla Madelaire’s research on how animals cope with environmental challenges wins her the UNLV Office of Postdoctoral Affairs’ inaugural award.


Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Aug. 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

Student working in campus lab.
Jul. 26, 2022

Scholarships and career-readiness support help talented students succeed at UNLV and beyond.

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  • Associate Professor in Residence, School of Life Sciences
  • Professor of Life Sciences
  • Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology


The School of Life Sciences is one of the schools in the College of Sciences.