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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

Prof. Kelly Tseng
Apr. 18, 2018

UNLV study shows frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injury, debunking a belief that they can’t.

Sophia Quinton
Apr. 6, 2018

Undergraduate Honors College student Sophia Quinton has overcome personal adversity to win prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

signage that says "research"
Mar. 21, 2018

UNLV research administrators on creating an environment to connect faculty from different disciplines.

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.



  • Executive Director, Nevada Institute for Personalized Medicine
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Senior Vice Provost