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School of Life Sciences
College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Kenneth Bruce Jones found a mentor during a game of three-on-three.
Location, environment — and one superb teacher — inspired Riddle to get into the field of biogeography.
UNLV researchers explore how plant genes, food rescue, and financial savvy could help feed humankind.
A round up of news briefs from the fall 2018 issue of UNLV Magazine.
Hop on over to this Instagram account for a biologist’s take on science and art.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Funding from National Institutes of Health will support human genetics research, develop pipeline of scientists working to make Nevada a leader in personalized medicine.
Scott Abella and his team of researchers use land near solar power plant to coax desert tortoise population back to health.
Aspiring physician Kevin Ashi’s mission to solve global public health challenges is a path paved through life experiences, hard work, and a philosophy built on taking chances.
UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
UNLV study shows frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injury, debunking a belief that they can’t.
The student-led Scientista Foundation chapter is working to close the gender gap in professional STEM fields.
Undergraduate Honors College student Sophia Quinton has overcome personal adversity to win prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
UNLV research administrators on creating an environment to connect faculty from different disciplines.
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Life Sciences In The News
Some bears hibernate in hollowed out tree-trunks. Some take a months-long rest beneath thick brambles and brush. Others dig into the hills to forge snug dens. And still others discover caves to hide away from the biting winter chill.
The public outcry over the selective thinning of beautiful — but non-native — pine trees from Oak Opening Preserve Metropark is being tempered by science that now shows the controversial Metroparks Toledo decision from years past is paying off.
Two longtime friends and co-workers are sharing their love for the Mojave Desert with others through their new book, “A Natural History of the Mojave Desert.”
No fantasy world is complete without a fire-breathing dragon. SpaceX founder Elon Musk even wants to make a cyborg version a reality, or so he tweeted April 25. But if someone was going to make a dragon happen, how would it get its flame? Nature, it seems, has all the parts a dragon needs to set the world on fire, no flamethrower required. The creature just needs a few chemicals, some microbes — and maybe tips from a tiny desert fish.
Research into the regeneration of eye tissue in embryonic frogs could support work to restore human tissue.
Life Sciences Experts
Executive Director, Nevada Institute for Personalized Medicine
An expert in bioinformatics, virology, AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer's disease, and genetics.
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.