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Grad students present their best work at annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact showcase on Feb. 2.
Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Len Jessup during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.
Med student and community leader share a vision for a healthier Las Vegas.
UNLV Prof. Brian Hedlund is studying microorganisms in a Nevada hot spring; the results could help evaluate whether extraterrestrial life exists.
115 UNLV volunteers fan out across the city to help community nonprofits.
Excited about UNLV’s diversity and upward trajectory, this new life sciences professor is looking forward to involving more undergraduates in her research.
The university won a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to house a new multiphoton laser-scanning microscope, the first of its kind in Nevada.
UNLV welcomes inaugural SEA-Phages class, a two-semester, discovery-based undergraduate research course.
UNLV research efforts have consistently grown over its 60-year life span, setting us on track to someday becoming one of the premier research universities in the nation.
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.
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Life Sciences In The News
Motorists will be able to cruise a brand-new section of Interstate 11 next Tuesday. It's the Railroad Pass interchange and it will be open for business Feb. 20.
Coming out of the last glacial period, there was a sudden climate reversal observed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Earth. The cause of these changes during this interval so enigmatic, so much so, the interval was informally referred to as the “Mystery Interval.” Many large shifts in climates in the past seem to be synchronized with climate in the poles as expressed in ice core records.
“Is this something we’ve seen before?” We asked Dr. Josh Bonde. He grinned. “No, this is going to be something new.”
Sabertooth cats once roamed Las Vegas, mammoths towered over the valley, and now, you can see them.
For eons humans have gazed into the heavens and pondered the mysteries of the universe.
Life Sciences Experts
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
An expert on bacterial gene regulation and bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella.
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
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.