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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

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.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Research | November 13, 2020

UNLV students share their stories in a thought-provoking Brookings podcast series exploring immigration in the U.S.

solider in fatigues
People | November 11, 2020

Johnathan Scott says his time in the Army taught him that as long as you keep fighting, there's nothing you can't achieve.

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

Life Sciences In The News

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.

Science Daily
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.

Phys.Org
December 15, 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.

Newsweek
November 9, 2020

An Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has been discovered around 100 miles north of Seattle, Washington, as the species' invasion of North America continues.

Mashable
October 15, 2020

Giant hornets, like you, need protein.

Life Sciences Experts

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An expert in insect physiology and evolution.
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.

Recent Life Sciences Accomplishments

April 14, 2021
Dylan Guerin, Cindy Kha, and Kelly Tseng (all Life Sciences) recently published an article, "From Cell Death to Regeneration: Rebuilding After Injury" in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. Guerin, recipient of GPSA Research Forum presentation awards, and Kha, recipient of the 2020-21 President's UNLV Foundation Graduate Research...
April 5, 2021
Boo Shan Tseng (Life Sciences) received a prestigious early career research grant sponsored by the international Human Frontier Science Program, in collaboration with William Durham (University of Sheffield), John Whitney (McMaster University), and Julien Bergeron (King’s College London). The project is "The bacterial biofilm as a multicellular...
March 17, 2021
Aude Picard (School of Life Sciences) was awarded $175,987 by the National Science Foundation for her project “RII Track-4: Physiology of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria under Energy-Limiting Conditions." Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) play an important role in the transformations of sulfur and carbon in anoxic environments. The project’s goal is to...
March 11, 2021
Asma Tahir, Samin Kamal, Mark Buttner (all Environmental & Occupational Health), and Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences), along with Joseph Jean, '18 BS Health Education and '20 Master of Public Health, and local allergist/immunologist Dr. Jorem Seggev, presented a virtual poster at the 2021 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology...
March 8, 2021
Kathryn Rafferty (Life Sciences) was awarded U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen's March Women in STEM award. This prestigious award aims to highlight Nevada's women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with the hopes of encouraging young women to pursue their STEM goals. 
March 8, 2021
Heejin Mun (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Bowen Liu (Mathematics), Thu Huynh Anh Pham (Biology), and Qing Wu (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) recently published an article on "C-Reactive Protein and Fracture Risk: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies through the Use of Both Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches" in...