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The giant freshwater stingray faces numerous threats, data gives insight into conservation needs
Director of Hispanic/Latinx Community Relations publishes research in developmental genetics
Global Water Center researcher pursues conservation solutions that sustain aquatic diversity and human needs
McMinn Research Professor Jamie Voyles works to bring diverse voices into pathogen science
Associate Research Professor Zeb Hogan's work to find, study and protect freshwater megafish featured
Dyer is one of four newly elected Fellows at the University
Caitleen Navarro’s standout experiences rewarded
International collaborations with the Global Water Center contribute to successful conservation efforts
Recent study on Panamanian lizards generates more questions on role of the microbiome
Chickadee Cognition Lab showed supplemental feeding of the wild birds had no negative impacts when proper food is used
Kenyan ants and the trees they live with threatened by invasive ant species
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists respond to questions about weather-damaged trees and how to respond when limbs break or trees fall
Bees pollinating plants and consuming plant nectar impacted by neonicotinoids
Postdoc Eliza Grames works to aggregate data for insect decline synthesis
First MARC Nevada cohort includes biomedical engineering major Jonathan Taasan
$5.3 million, NIH COBRE ‘Phase 3’ award will further advance the mission and impact of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience
Westfall Scholar alumni sustain their undergraduate success
Research looking at preserved butterflies reveals the complex story in a grain of pollen
Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno found a lizard species that is not affected by the spider's deadly toxin.
The books featured here were written or edited by faculty, alumni or students in the College of Science
Among the awardees are Las Vegas’s city planner, a globe-trotting fish biologist, a psychologist providing culturally sensitive services and more
Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home
Inaugural talk to be held at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe
Adult giant salmon carp documented in the Mekong River for first time in 18 years
Joshua Bonde ‘03 (biology) brings expertise and personal experiences to revitalize museum
Researchers found pesticide-contaminated plants in nurseries in 15 states
The Biology Peer Instruction Program provides leadership and teaching opportunities to undergraduates. Those experiences follow them through their lives.
Two young alums give back to the University.
International team now tracking the 661-pound giant freshwater stingray's movements to better understand, protect the species and key freshwater habitats
This year, seven students won awards from the Board of Regents or the University.
Deep pools in Mekong River may be home to world's largest freshwater fish
International effort led by USAID Cooperative Project, Wonders of the Mekong, to launch April 22
Elizabeth Pringle will study how plant chemistry changes in response to drought in the Great Basin.
The Global Water Center is made up of faculty from all over the University community. Learn about their work to better understand and protect our most precious resource.
Tagging and release of Mekong giant catfish, giant barb and river catfish highlight the immense value of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region
Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.
Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day
Researchers asked whether caterpillars that aren't picky about what they eat occupy larger habitats.
The STEM Sisters is a program associate biology professor Jamie Voyles started to encourage girls to explore the possibility of a STEM career.
From wind turbines to a pepper plant: a multi-disciplinary team of University and Indigenous Amazonian researchers work to untangle a complex web of interactions
Alumna Lily Liu reflects on her time as an undergraduate in the College of Science and how she found a role as a peer mentor.
Researcher Jennifer Hoy hopes to better understand how the brain identifies stimuli as positive or negative, and the behaviors that follow.
High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data
Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student
Nevada alum goes miles for healthy smiles
As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.
NSF funds $12.5 million for institute to study resilience to infectious disease
Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats
International researcher and professor of biology Sudeep Chandra is named new director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies.
University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study
Take photos of the organisms you see anywhere in Nevada, post them to iNaturalist, and experts will help you identify which species you observed!
University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires
Department of Biology paper tests the Drift-Barrier hypothesis to determine why genomes of species vary so much in size
Assistant Professor Simon Pieraut’s paper was featured in the May 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience
Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions
Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school
Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award
College of Science student receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship
Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Hollander receives the Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Altick receives the Outstanding Outreach and Engagement Faculty Award for her work with the Society for Neuroscience
University of Nevada, Reno long-standing research yields new data
University of Nevada, Reno leads collaborative study on insect declines
University of Nevada, Reno conducts international rivers study based on new approaches in science
University of Nevada, Reno leads study on insect declines
New program aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.
Students launch a new club aimed at increasing diversity in the field of medicine
Results of research published in science journal Nature could help freshwater fisheries worldwide
Public-private partnership project shows favorable results
Celebrating the impressive record of scientific advancements, funding and mentorship of Kent Sanders, Nevada’s 2020 Distinguished Researcher
College of Science’s Zeb Hogan co-author of comprehensive global report
University collaborates with tribe to protect the longest self-sustaining population of trout
Harmful pesticides found in Western Monarch breeding ground
Trevor J. McMinn Research Professor of Biology works to understand insects including butterflies and other pollinators, and to affect public perception of insects in the Western United States
Research to find, study and protect freshwater megafish and freshwater biodiversity a major focus
Amy Fitch and Elena Pravosudova are 2020 Tibbitts Teaching Excellence award winners
Faculty share congratulations with NSF GRFP recipients and students offer advice for others interested in applying.
Watch the short documentary Fertile Waters and an episode of Mineral Monday, both official selections in the festival, on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the virtual festival.
Energy conservation may be a major function of sleep, according to new study
College of Science biologist contributes to global effort
Elizabeth Everest (WiSE graduate) and Connor Billman of the Department of Biology both received the prestigious award.
The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function
Plant, caterpillar, parasitoid interaction studied for 22 years by biologists in College of Science
The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.
First comprehensive global population study of giant freshwater fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians shows sharp declines, highlighting the need for timely and targeted conservation efforts.
Biologist Jamie Voyles receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to continue research
Jennifer Hollander nominated by faculty and awarded for teaching success
Robinson, an alumna of the College of Science, delivered the commencement address at the 2019 College of Science and College of Engineering graduation ceremony.
College of Science biologist Zeb Hogan on international team of scientists
James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences
College of Science biology professor Jamie Voyles participated in international study
Anne Leonard and Felicity Muth sit down to talk about their research, what's coming next and overcoming stereotypes
Anne Leonard awarded National Science Foundation grant to fund bumblebee research
The exhibit focuses on the contrasting environments found in Nevada and the Great Basin, and the relationship of the environment to its living inhabitants including humans, animals, and plants.
Long-term, extensive study in Sierra Nevada range yields behavior, memory and selection data
The College of Science welcomes two leading researchers to campus during the spring 2019 semester.
UNR Med-led research team corrects a 150-year-old wrong concept regarding sperm transport; findings could lead to new treatment for male infertility
Professor Julie Allen leads research using big data to address biodiversity issues at the global scale
Lahontan cutthroat trout species re-discovery was the most clicked on Nevada Today story in 2018
The Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology welcomes Dr. Paul Cox at December 2018 Launch Symposium
University of Nevada, Reno biologists study effect of herd restoration over past 50 years
Free public event, College of Science Discover Science Lecture, Nov. 15
Associate Professor Alexander M. van der Linden explains the need for sleep, and how simple organisms with a completely mapped nervous system are key in understanding sleep regulation and function.
The Hitchcock Center will formalize and enhance the highly successful interdisciplinary and international collaborations in the fields of chemical ecology and natural products chemistry.
Biology professor travels off the grid to the dangerous Salween River in Myanmar to start the new season
2018 Foundation Established Innovator Awardee is working with compounds that have the potential to save lives and improve health
Shawnice Kraeber is the first post-baccalaureate student to graduate from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
University’s Mary Peacock publishes research on recovering Nevada’s local monster fish
Mick Hitchcock will speak April 5 at 7 p.m. as part of the Discover Science Lecture Series
The film "Ganzorig and the River Wolf" offers a unique perspective into the work of local Mongolian scientist, Ganzorig Batsaihan.
University research into Neu5Gc sugar lays groundwork for research in diets, transplants, and diseases.
New genetic study methods, targeted seed production in four-year study by CABNR, College of Science
College of Science and Davidson Academy students and professors meet with Julie Robinson prior to her lecture
Zeb Hogan and Sudeep Chandra's research on taimen in Mongolia could inform sustainable fly fishing and ecosystem management globally.
Scholarship recipients met with donors at the annual College of Science Scholarship Luncheon
Biology scholar receives $60,000 For Women in Science Fellowship for her work with bees
NSF grant funds University of Nevada, Reno research, expeditions, education about birds and urbanization
Discover Science Lecture Series begins its seventh year at Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno neuroscientists find clues in genetic studies
Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program
CABNR/Biology faculty receive $500,000 grant from U.S. Department of Defense for mosquito research
Technology leader Switch provides critical data-ecosystem infrastructure to power Pronghorn, the University's new cluster, and the regional economy
Biologists work to identify small toads published in science journal
University honorees receive Teaching Award, Academic Advising Awards and Student Scholar Awards; in addition to Regents' Researcher and Rising Researcher of the Year
The award-winning author and professor will discuss how natural history influences values
The biology professor and researcher have been making waves with their work on bees
University of Nevada, Reno teams with international agencies to study fish migration in Tonle Sap River
Seed-grants support creative, interdisciplinary research such as effort to explain why smell plays such a key role in life
Vladimir Pravosudov has spent his career studying behavior and cognition in small birds
David Alvarez-Ponce is a contributor to a new paper that explores the evolution of the cephalotus plant
College of Science's Global Water Center team begins work to conserve one of world’s largest rivers
Michael Dickinson, will speak as part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Discover Science Lecture Series
The five-year grant will fund research on interactions between insects, microbes and their environment
University’s Global Water Center builds team to conserve one of world’s largest rivers
National Geographic exhibition featuring the work of University of Nevada, Reno researcher Zeb Hogan opens at the Tennessee Aquarium
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Wyoming team up to trace coevolution of trees and birds
Grant to help further her bee behavior research in Anne Leonard Lab
The University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee awards University students Liliana Davalos and Christian Jara for 2016
Research team led by College of Science Associate Professor Matt Forister
President Barack Obama praises Nevada Sen. Reid for saving Lake Tahoe
College of Science researchers looking for solutions to world’s need for new medicines
New University collaboration approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents
Biology student earns top grade-point average, plans for a career in healthcare
What was really incredible is that I happened to be visiting at the time of the catch. It's a one-in-a-million opportunity.
University Biologist and National Geographic Explorer Zeb Hogan on hand to tag and release Giant Mekong Catfish
National Geographic’s Monster Fish traveling exhibition visits Reno
College of Science 24/7 fire monitoring camera system unveiled at annual Tahoe Summit
University of Nevada, Reno invasive fish removal project at Lake Tahoe continues
University of Nevada, Reno teams with agencies in private-public partnership to preserve ecosystem
University of Nevada, Reno College of Science’s Discover Science lecture May 7
University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 23 graduate program rankings
A decade of discovery by College of Science researcher Zeb Hogan shows big fish disappearing
Exhibit features work of College of Science's Zeb Hogan, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Monster Fish show
College of Science's Matt Forister authored important paper in leading science journal
University and DRI continue important research work in many areas
Alex Keene awarded more than $1.4 million dollars to study the link between sleep and metabolism
College of Science researcher studies planet’s largest freshwater fish
University student's research results published in national academic journal
Offers academic buffet for tailoring degree program, contributes to student employability
Names of outstanding teaching, research honorees engraved in University’s granite pillars
Kurtresha Worden succeeds with her memory research in a poster competition
Rangeland, soil, forest, water and megadrought expertise helps Nevada, western U.S.
Proceeds from art auction support biology scholarships
Department of Biology chair and past Faculty Senate chair brings research, teaching and administrative experience to new leadership role
Half of Nevada’s counties represented in 85 scenic photos available to public
Former chair of Faculty Senate cited for impressive credentials
University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings
New facility will offer science education and a look at historic collections of preserved plants and animals from the Great Basin and beyond
Ecosystem could take decades to recover from Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill
48 biology, neuroscience students complete College of Science pilot project
Graduate students will share poster and oral presentations highlighting upcoming research projects
University of Nevada, Reno Biochemistry and Biology students host poker night fundraiser
University of Nevada, Reno conducts invasives, forest health and environmental monitoring research
National Science Foundation grants Alex Keene $341,541 to study Mexican cavefish
University of Nevada, Reno’s Anne Leonard investigates specialization by bumble bees
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School graduate caps academic career
Jade Keehn researches the effects of renewable energy on reptile communities
College of Science, School of Medicine neuroscience team publishes research results in Cell Reports publication
Students in rural Nevada regions and Discovery Museum to participate in Brain Awareness Week events
Grant for a new interdisciplinary center builds infrastructure and supports five rising stars at University
University’s Amy Altick wins award for Brain Awareness Week events
Renowned evolutionary biologist to make appearance Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
Fourth consecutive year University course has received the award
Greatly reduced sperm viability caused by tetracycline passes from father to son in pseudoscorpions
School of Medicine interactive presentation travels to schools, libraries in Washoe County, Truckee
Herz Gold Medalist Lauren VanCitters amassed an impressive collection of academic medals and stoles for Spring Commencement.
Nevada students play prominent role in the science of climate change