Accomplishments: School of Life Sciences

November 30, 2022
Yang Jiao (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Lingkun Gu (Life Sciences), Yingtao Jiang (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Mo Weng (Life Sciences), and Mei Yang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) published a paper titled, "Digitally predicting protein localization and manipulating protein activity in fluorescence images using 4D…
September 13, 2022
NFT Las Vegas™ is a blockchain and Web 3.0 company created by UNLV student Quincey Lee (Biological Science). Lee is aiming to build NFT Las Vegas™ as a monumental backbone for the city, helping provide individuals' resources, education, and opportunities in the Web 3.0 space to obtain financial freedom.   NFT Las Vegas™ has become the gateway…
August 24, 2022
The National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program awarded Levent Atici (Undergraduate Research), Sarah Harris (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Eduardo Robleto (Life Sciences), and Kurt Regner (Life Sciences) a Research Infrastructure Improvement grant in the amount of $999,955 for the project titled "Enhancing the Transition of COVID-19…
August 24, 2022
Kelly Tseng (Life Sciences) was awarded a four-year $747,500 National Institutes of Health grant titled, "Regulation of Eye Regrowth in Xenopus laevis." The goal of this grant is to understand the mechanisms of eye regeneration. She was also awarded a Research Infrastructure grant from the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium to study the role of…
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…