Nemanja Novakovic (Sciences and Honors) is the 2017 UNLV undergraduate recipient of the Regents' Scholar Award. The award is bestowed upon one undergraduate student from each NSHE institution for their academic achievements, leadership ability, and service contributions. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend.
Novakovic is pursuing a double major in biochemistry and biological sciences, with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology. He’s conducted applied bioinformatics and HIV research in the Schiller laboratory and the UNLV Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine, co-authoring three peer-reviewed publications in the process. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his undergraduate studies and has received several prestigious Honors College and university scholarships and awards. He also has provided support and guidance to incoming undergraduate students as an Honors College Bennet Mentor.