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School of Life Sciences News

Life sciences involves studies of living organisms and their life processes, including their evolution, and their relationships with other living organisms and our planet. Courses and programs are designed for those students pursuing professional careers in medicine, science, and science education.

Current Life Sciences News

A woman stands in front of Machu Picchu
People | July 16, 2021

Artist Danielle Eames turns to medical school at age 32.

People | July 13, 2021

UNLV Alumni Association affinity club helps develop networks between students and alumni and build bridges for career development.

A woman stands in the forest
People | June 18, 2021

Family COVID diagnoses didn't slow Genesis Krisel Leon's determination to help those underserved in medicine.

Graduates seated in red caps and gown during a previous UNLV commencement
People | May 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV
Research | December 29, 2020

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

Life Sciences In The News

Popular Science
August 3, 2021

CRISPR reached a big milestone this year by treating a disease inside the body—here's what's next for the technology.

EurekAlert!
May 11, 2021

Heligenics, Inc. today announced a new collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory. This joint project will make available the functional output of Variants of Unknown Significance throughout key portion of the ERBB2 gene through the JAX Clinical Knowledgebase, a digital resource that connects clinicians and researchers around the globe in order to interpret complex cancer genomic profiles.

PR Newswire
May 11, 2021

Heligenics, Inc. today announced a new collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory (JAX). This joint project will make available the functional output of Variants of Unknown Significance (VUS) throughout key portion of the ERBB2 gene through the JAX Clinical Knowledgebase (CKB), a digital resource that connects clinicians and researchers around the globe in order to interpret complex cancer genomic profiles.

King's College London
April 20, 2021

The award worth $1.2 million will support research into the structural characterization of macromolecules involved in bacterial virulence.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 12, 2021

As UNLV plans for the fall semester, the university expects students will be back on campus.

EurekAlert!
December 16, 2020

Evapotranspiration is an important process in the water cycle because it is responsible for 15% of the atmosphere's water vapor. Without that input of water vapor, clouds could not form, and precipitation would never fall. It is the process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere by evaporation from the soil and other surfaces and by transpiration from plants.

Life Sciences Experts

An expert on mutagenesis, DNA repair, and bacterial genetics.
An expert in insect physiology and evolution.
An expert in conservation biology, phylogeography, and ecology.  
Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina. 
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
An expert on bacterial gene regulation and bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella. 

Recent Life Sciences Accomplishments

July 20, 2021
Allyson Hindle (Life Sciences) recently received a National Science Foundation Polar Programs grant, titled "Role of Endothelial Cell Activation in Hypoxia Tolerance of an Elite Diver, the Weddell Seal." In collaboration with Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina from the Universit of California, Berkeley, the project will evaluate the underlying processes in...
July 1, 2021
Eduardo A. Robleto (Life Sciences) and Josh Baker of the pharmacology department at UNR have been awarded an INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) grant from the National Institutes of Health (Institute of General Medical Sciences). This award is for five years and $19.8 million. This is a programmatic and collaborative award....
May 19, 2021
The School of Life Sciences and department of psychology were named the office of undergraduate research (OUR) Spring 2021 Champions of Undergraduate Research for their commitment to excellence in research education. The award commends the leadership and faculty of each for their contributions in elevating the role of experiential and discovery...
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police...
May 12, 2021
Brett Riddle (Life Sciences) was elected editor-in-chief of the Journal of Mammalogy. The journal has been the flagship publication of the American Society of Mammalogists since 1919 and was voted one of the top 100 most influential serials in biology and medicine of the 20th century.   
May 3, 2021
Boo Shan Tseng, Melissa Schofield, Erin Cassin, and Daniela Rodriguez (all Life Sciences), and Amanda Kidman (Online Education), with co-authors Drs. Elizabeth Campbell (Rockefeller University) and Peter Jorth (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) have published a primary research article titled, "The anti-sigma factor MucA is required for viability in...