U.N.L.V. sign

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

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

chalk drawing of human body with intestinal tract
Research | February 12, 2020

New UNLV study shows promise for role of a high-carb, low-protein, and low-fat diet in fighting off C. diff infections.

People | February 12, 2020

Addison Guida is determined to provide the same level of commitment to her future patients as she received from her own doctors.

doctor in hospital hallway
Campus News | February 5, 2020

UNLV School of Medicine's residency/fellowship programs helping to expand specialty care in Nevada.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

Student in white medical coat stands in front of medical equipment
People | November 4, 2019

A UNLV alum and current med school student says the Engelstad Scholars Program solidified his desire to help others.

Life Sciences In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 20, 2020

The coronavirus has changed the way society functions, and in turn, many people are spending a lot of time at home. By doing so, they're both staying away from people who might have unwanted germs and are keeping themselves from spreading unwanted germs.

Casino.org
March 16, 2020

But disinfecting chips or even using disposable chips can only go so far since so many people touch them daily or even hourly.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 13, 2020

Clay Dubois, the owner of Elite Chip Care, used to get one, maybe two inquiries from casino companies in a week.

NDTV Food
February 14, 2020

Want to lose some weight? Opt for low carb and high protein diet! This is the go-to suggestion every second person advises. But did you know this may lead to alleviation of hospital-acquired infections? A recent study says so.

Medindia
February 14, 2020

Diet low in carbohydrates, high in fat and protein can be good for the waistline, but new study shows that just the opposite may help to reduce the hospital-acquired infection caused by Clostridioides difficile. The study appears in mSystems, an open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Devdiscourse
February 14, 2020

In contrast with the popular opinion that low carb and high protein diets help in maintaining the waistline, a new study suggests that the same may lead to alleviation of hospital-acquired infections. The study surrounding the hospital-acquired infection Clostridioides difficile was published in the journal mSystems.

Life Sciences Experts

An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
An expert in bioinformatics, virology, AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer's disease, and genetics.
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina. 
An expert on bacterial gene regulation and bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella. 

Recent Life Sciences Accomplishments

March 27, 2020
Several faculty and staff members recently were recognized by the College of Sciences with the following awards: Distinguished Classified Staff Award Rychelle Tomlin, College of Sciences   Distinguished Professional Staff Award Martha Schumacher, College of Sciences   Distinguished Researcher Award Balakrishnan Naduvalath, Chemistry and...
March 25, 2020
Laurel Raftery (Life Sciences), along with Juan Carlos Duhart, '18 PhD Biology, authored a paper just published in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. "Mob Family Proteins: Regulatory Partners in Hippo and Hippo-Like Intracellular Signaling Pathways" is adapted from Duhart's doctoral dissertation. He is now a post-doctoral fellow in the...
March 20, 2020
Francisco Valenzuela (Life Sciences) a senior biology pre-professional student, recently was awarded the 2020 Student Service Award from the UNLV office of community engagement. Among other activities, Valenzuela's service includes organizing a sock and underwear drive for The Shade Tree, a shelter for homeless and abused women and children in...
March 19, 2020
Helen J. Wing and Joy McKenna (both Life Sciences) have published a primary research article, "The Anti-Activator of Type III Secretion, OspD1, is Transcriptionally Regulated by VirB and H-NS from Remote Sequences in Shigella Flexneri," in a recent edition of the Journal of Bacteriology (ASM Journal). Their work reveals that transcriptional...
March 18, 2020
Cornelia Fanter (Life Sciences) received a coveted National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology. Fanter is working with assistant professor Allyson Hindle and her proposal was titled, "What Makes a Mammalian Hibernator? Evaluating the Evolution and Mechanisms of Metabolic Depression as an Ancestral Trait." She was funded through...
February 21, 2020
Elizabeth Stacy (Life Sciences) and a large team of evolutionary biologists led by Rosemary Gillespie (University of California Berkeley) published a review article, Comparing Adaptive Radiations Across Space, Time, and Taxa in the Journal of Heredity.  This paper reviews adaptive radiations across the globe to uncover commonalities and contrasts...