Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV

UNLV Newsmakers 2020: Research and Economic Development

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

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Research | January 12, 2021
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Research | December 21, 2020
Udry is one of just 13 scientists added to NASA’s Participating Scientist Program and will help the Perseverance Rover to recognize magmatic rocks; becomes second UNLV professor on Mars 2020 science team.
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Research | December 17, 2020
Biostatistician Richard Tillett from the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine was part of a statewide team to identify a Nevada man infected twice by COVID-19 – the first documented occurrence in North America.