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College of Sciences News

The College of Sciences provides students a solid foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences for a successful career in the sciences and other professional programs.

Current Sciences News

A group of five fifth graders partake in an experiment during UNLV's Rebel Science Camp.
Business and Community | March 3, 2020

Nearly 550 local fifth graders to attend UNLV’s Rebel Science Camp in 2020.

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.

Matthew Lachniet stands in the midst of a cave in Guatemala with speleothems surrounding him.
Research | February 5, 2020

New UNLV research provides context for climate history of Guatemalan rainforests.

doctor in hospital hallway
Campus News | February 5, 2020

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

Students in red shirts walking outside on campus
Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

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.
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.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 12, 2020

A lot of astronomers around the world are starting to see spots, and they say it's a good thing.

March 9, 2020

UNLV faculty and student leaders are using some kids’ favorite things to get them energized about science and the possibility of a career in STEM during the university’s annual Rebel Science Camp.

March 6, 2020

UNLV faculty and student leaders are using some kids’ favorite things to get them energized about science and the possibility of a career in STEM during the university’s annual Rebel Science Camp.

Sciences Experts

An expert in astronomy, dark matter, and general physics.
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
A physics professor, whose specialties include high pressure science, explosives, and high radiation flux.
Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina. 
Brian Hedlund in an expert in microbial ecology at high temperatures, biofuels and genomics. 
An expert in earthquakes, structural geology, tectonics, and neotectonics.

Recent 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 26, 2020
Art Gelis (Chemistry) has been recognized for his article, "Closing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle with a Simplified Minor Actinide Lanthanide Separation Process (ALSEP) and Additive Manufacturing," which was among the top 20 downloaded chemistry papers for Scientific Reports in 2019. The recognition carries the designation of Top 100 in Chemistry in...
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...