Accomplishments: School of Life Sciences

July 21, 2022
Kelly Tseng, (Life Sciences) is the recipient of a new sponsored research program with Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The project is to investigate and characterize the effects of Provectus' drug product on vertebrate tissue regeneration and repair.
July 12, 2022
David G. Costa (Mathematical Sciences) and Paul Schulte (Life Sciences) have signed a contract regarding the publication of a book titled "An Invitation to Mathematical Biology" that is planned to appear in "Springer Nature".
July 9, 2022
Sean Neiswenter, Momilani Tupu (both Life Sciences), Chad Cross (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), and two colleagues from the Clark County office of the coroner and medical examiner published the article "Postmortem THC in Decedents following Legalization of Recreatinoal Cannabis in Clark County, Nevada" in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. This…
June 21, 2022
Helen Wing (Life Sciences) and colleagues from UNLV and the University of Miami in Florida are the authors of a recent publication in the Journal of Bacteriology  The publication reveals new insight into Shigella, a bacterial pathogen that affects roughly 450,000 people in the U.S. annually. The report identified a negative feedback loop within…
June 14, 2022
Hossein Madhani (Life Sciences) was awarded a Graduate Student Research Award from the Botanical Society of America for his proposal, The Role of Immune System Incompatibilities in the Evolution of Isolating Barriers within an Ongoing Adaptive Radiation. The $1,500 award will support his study of disease-resistance (R)-gene diversity across an…
May 24, 2022
Elizabeth Stacy (Life Sciences) has been awarded a $1,184,175 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine The Genetic Basis of Local Adaptation Across an Island Adaptive Radiation.  The project will combine gene expression, quantitative genetics, and evolutionary genomics analyses to uncover the major gene regions associated with…
April 28, 2022
Aude Picard, Nader Nabeh, and Cheyenne Brokaw (all Life Sciences) published a research article, "Quantification of Organic Carbon Sequestered by Biogenic Iron Sulfide Minerals in Long-Term Anoxic Laboratory Incubations," in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. Organic carbon preservation in sedimentary environments is a critical process that…
March 24, 2022
Donald Price and Elizabeth Stacy (Life Sciences), along with a previous graduate student and colleagues from the USDA-ARS in Hawaii and at Eastern Mennonite University, published an article in the March issue of Scientific Reports titled "Phenotypic Disruption of Cuticular Hydrocarbon Production in Hybrids Between Sympatric Species of Hawaiian…
March 21, 2022
Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng (Life Sciences) was quoted in a New York Times article titled Frogs without Legs Regrow Leglike Limbs in New Experiment. Tseng was quoted as an outside expert commenting on the regeneration study.
January 19, 2022
Helen J. Wing (Life Sciences) starts a two-year term as an editorial board member for the Journal of Bacteriology. This journal publishes research articles that probe fundamental processes in bacteria, archaea, and their viruses and the molecular mechanisms by which they interact with each other and with their hosts and their environments. Journal…
November 23, 2021
Vanessa Booth (Political Science) and Aaron Cheng (Life Sciences and Psychology), both undergraduate researchers, are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award in the arts and health and natural sciences, respectively. Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)…
November 23, 2021
Erin Cassin (Life Sciences), a graduate student, was named a 2022 K. Patricia Cross Future Leader by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. She is one of eight people internationally who are selected for this honor.