• "bathtub ring" around Lake Mead

    The Science Behind Identifying Human Remains

    How UNLV anthropologist Jennifer Byrnes is helping improve training for forensic scientists.

  • aerial of Colorado River

    The Stewards of a Broken Climate

    Confronted in our desert backyard by the inescapable effects of a deteriorating environment, these UNLV researchers, professors, and activists are fighting to mitigate the effects of climate change on scientific, legal, and sociological fronts.

  • headshots of a man and a woman

    Medical School Faculty Receive Barrick Distinguished Scholar Awards

    Edwin Oh uses genetics to improve health while Katherine Hertlein explores healthy relationships and the connection between sexuality and technology.

  • professor and student during research presentation

    Mentoring Future Water Experts

    Through research and advocacy for her students, engineering professor Jacimari Batista helps address Nevada's natural resources issues.

  • artist conception of fast radio burst

    Astronomers Closer to Unlocking Origin of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

    New study by international team of scientists identifies polarization as key trait that may reveal the origin of the powerful millisecond-long cosmic radio explosions.  

Interdisciplinary Research

Graph being written on by a mechanical arm

Centers, Labs, Institutes & Museums

The following centers, institutes, archives, and laboratories have been approved by the Board of Regents to provide research, specialized scholarly activity, education, and/or public service in furtherance of interdisciplinary study, outreach, and acquisition of extramural funding.

Announcements

In the News

Research Offices

The UNLV Division of Research offers a variety of support services to our students, faculty, partners, and community through the following offices:

A stack of books

Office of Sponsored Programs

Funding is critical for launching, conducting, and continuing research, scholarship, and creative activities. The Office of Sponsored Programs enhances and facilitates these and other sponsored activities by providing the university community with professional administrative and financial expertise in the management of external funding.

A woman looking through a microscope

Office of Research Integrity

Only when research is conducted in a safe and conscientious manner can people rely on the outcomes. To this end, the Office of Research Integrity promotes the ethical and responsible conduct of research by helping UNLV researchers comply with regulations at local, state, and federal levels.

Two researchers posing near a table with a microscope and other lab equipment

Office of Undergraduate Research

Students benefit tremendously from involvement in research. The Office of Undergraduate Research inspires and supports undergraduate students in their efforts to discover, innovate, create, and experience research at UNLV, connecting students and faculty with the resources and professional development necessary for successful research experiences.

Researcher poses with skeletons

Office of Clinical Trials

The UNLV Office of Clinical Trials is a vital resource in supporting interventional, observational, and epidemiological research in relation to human subjects.

Close shot of two pairs of hands holding each other

UNLV Innovation

UNLV Innovation, our award-winning research magazine, informs readers about a wide variety of real-world problems UNLV researchers are studying and solving.