The School of Life Sciences (SoLS) is one of the largest academic units on the UNLV campus. SoLS students and faculty explore the diversity and similarity of living organisms, the processes of inheritance and natural selection, scientific methods and biological issues in context. The School of Life Sciences’ curriculum meets the needs of students intending to enter the workforce or pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.
SoLS faculty and students conduct research in North, Central, and South America, the West Indies, New Zealand, and Antarctica, and include respected members of the international scientific community. The School has well-equipped laboratories to support faculty and graduate student research. These facilities are enhanced through access to a number of specialized scientific resources including the Nevada Genomics Center and DNA Sequencing Facility, the Nevada Center for Biological Imaging, the Ecophysiological Research facility, an animal care facility and regional natural history collections. Investigators from the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Desert Research Institute also contribute to the SoLS graduate program.