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    Fighting Obesity Through Fruit Fly Famines

    UNLV biologist finds nearly 400 genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems in fruit flies.

  • Portraits of Claudia Keelan and Georgiann Davis

    From the Sociology of Medicine to the Songs of the Trobairitz

    Georgiann Davis and Claudia Keelan earned top honors from the Nevada System of Higher Education for their research and creative accomplishments.

  • UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith

    The Shards of Time

    How a vacation in South Africa, a one-of-its-kind UNLV lab, and pieces of volcanic glass smaller than a grain of salt changed a long-held view of human history.

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    Beyond the 'Gamer Girl' Label: Yzzi Ocampo

    8-bit Esports member Yzzi Ocampo on the challenges female gamers face and the community she found on UNLV's campus.

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    Proving Himself on a Massive Scale: Julian Lugod

    The computer science major on taking a nonconventional career path and coaching UNLV's Overwatch team to esports success.

UNLV's Division of Research and Economic Development creates a campus environment that supports and promotes superior research, creative, and scholarly pursuits, ensuring our students and faculty can recognize their full intellectual potential.

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"Being exposed to research has opened my eyes to a world I
had only hoped to be part of. It has not only positively affected
the way I view the world, but also my classroom experience
through the practice of what I learn during the lectures."

Olivier Clavel
UNLV undergraduate and OUR ambassador


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"At the earliest phase of their university education,
research experience provides undergraduates with
the opportunity to discover, appreciate, and enhance
knowledge as a complete body of collaborative work."

Anjala S. Krishen
marketing and international business professor

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UNLV Innovation is the research magazine of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Designed to provide enhanced coverage of UNLV research, scholarship, and creative activity, the magazine also seeks to inform various constituencies about the nature and value of university research.