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School of Life Sciences
UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.
Biochemist Ron Gary's enzyme research seeks to defeat cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Native American master's student Ka-Voka Jackson is working to protect the environment and preserve her Hualapai culture.
Researchers investigate the environmental footprint of solar facilities to guide future design.
Vladislav Zhitny, who came to Las Vegas from Ukraine in 2006, ends undergrad studies ready to become a member of UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class.
UNLV has a commencement tradition for the president to select and highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
UNLV mines its own grade books to ensure students aren’t weeded out of STEM classes.
With limited options in Nevada for top-notch scientists, two UNLV grads welcome the high-tech jobs that the marijuana industry brought.
College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Theodore Garland has taught across the globe.
Junior microbiology major selected as a 2017 Goldwater Scholar.
“Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery” shows the beauty of science and the artistic side of even the most lab-bound of scientists.
Four faculty researchers have been turning heads in their fields and well beyond.
"Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery" brings College of Sciences together with UNLV Galleries for an exhibit of images and objects related to UNLV research.
Four newly minted grads will be recognized by UNLV President Len Jessup during Saturday's commencement for their academic and research excellence.
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Life Sciences In The News
In his recent trip to Nevada, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent a few hours in one of our newest national monuments — Gold Butte, where he viewed Native American rock art threatened by vandals, hiking trails that offer countless opportunities for exploration and fragile desert plants and wildlife native to only this region.
If fishing reports existed 250 million years ago they probably would have warned anglers to bring extra sturdy line to northern Nevada. That’s because newly described fossil evidence shows the warm waters of the time were home to a toothy apex predator that chomped its prey like a modern shark.
In a 2016 interview with CNN, Anthony Scaramucci — President Donald Trump's new White House communications director — said that Earth, as well as human history, is just 5,500 years old. But ample evidence exists to prove that the world has been around for much, much longer.
The Colorado River, one of the longest rivers in the United States, is gradually shrinking. This is partly a result of overuse by municipalities and seasonal drought. The other reason is global warming.
Thanks to Hubble Ray Smith for the inspiring article about the Hualapai Ka-Voka Jackson and other UNLV ecology students restoring native plants.
It reminded me of a story from the past, a slice of Arizona Indians' history before the white people came. It was a battle between the Hualapai and the Yavapai. Afterward, a monument of two rock piles went up and maybe still exists there somewhere. This piece of history is in the book, "Oral History of the Yavapai," page 214. Every Arizona Indian tribe should have an easy-to-read complete history book like this one. Thank you.
Life Sciences Experts
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Geoscience
A Nevada leader in paleontology research.
Lincy Assistant Professor of Life Sciences
Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina.
Acting Dean, College of Sciences
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.