Research & Innovation news

Dr. Snow conducts neuroscience research with a student on campus.
University to hold inaugural Cyberinfrastructure Day March 27th

Academic researchers to converse with University leadership and technology providers about campus research technology support

Brick, two-story Southside School building
Southside School becomes part of downtown innovation hub

Footprint of entrepreneurial and educational offerings expands as University takes over operation of historic building in downtown Reno

View of Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Welcome to Carnegie R1: from stretch goal to the University’s new reality

University’s commitment to earning classification since 2013 pays off

Paul Hartley and Yanji Xu in genomics lab
Building research infrastructure: Investment in Core Labs continues

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics; Core Facilities Open House set for March 6

Revised Common Rule for Human Subject Research
Dr. Yumei Feng sitting in her office with book shelves in the background
Yumei Feng named Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow

UNR Med faculty member and biomedical researcher looks forward to immersive research administration experience

Five students working in a lab at the University
University of Nevada, Reno elevated to ‘R1’ Carnegie classification

University’s commitment to earning classification since 2013 pays off

Image of river basin developed through airborne lidar mapping technology
Revealing our dynamic landscape through new high-resolution topographic data

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s regional-scale lidar mapping provides novel insights into earthquake, flood and glacial history

Three individuals look at computer screen and are in discussion
Promising IoT startups prepare to launch

InNEVator accelerates development of three more early-stage businesses

Two National Academy of Public Administration representatives present Mridul Gautam with a framed recognition of his induction.
Gautam named as Fellow to National Academy of Public Administration

VPRI recognized for exemplary leadership in higher education by National Academy of top public management and organizational leaders

Associate Professor Gideon Caplovitz with members of The Caplovitz Vision Lab
Decoding the mind of an octopus

University’s Gideon Caplovitz and a team of researchers set out to learn about the cognitive processes of the octopus with applications to humans and AI with award of new NSF funds

President Johnson at 2016 State of the University
State of the University set for Wednesday

President Johnson to speak about "People, Partnerships and the Power of Big Ideas"

Three faculty members in business attire stand side-by-side in a computer-based laboratory.
Licensing agreement to help bring new medical implant coating to marketplace

Nanomedicine leader Nanovis agrees to use bioceramic coating developed through College of Engineering

Hector Arciniega and Marian Berryhill are seated as a computer work station; Hector holds a clear 3-D representation of a human head.
Evidence shows electric stimulation improves low working memory

University of Nevada, Reno-led research shows promise for potential new application of transcranial direct-current stimulation in older adults

A small, hand-held plaque bearing the word "MAKE"
Team of engineering grads brings passion for innovation to business world

Three University of Nevada, Reno alumni make Innevation Center their headquarters for new startup, Nevada JumpStarter

Seven individuals are shown as one of them takes a 'selfie' photo
Clickbio ‘graduates’ from Innevation Center

Local startup’s move to new location marks business-incubation success

Woman holds an award
Application period opens for second annual InNEVator

Applicants, investors invited to participate in 8-week IoT pre-accelerator hosted at the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch

Professor Tom Kozel talks with a colleague in a laboratory.
Global impact: new list of essential in vitro diagnostics includes work of UNR Med professor

Rapid-diagnostic test based on research and commercialized discovery by Thomas Kozel is named to World Health Organization’s Model List

Researcher shines light on a test tube in a darkened lab
Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers

Past University research honorees offer faculty community a voice on campus and beyond

Three people dressed in protective hard hats and lab coats are cutting meat in the meat-production lab
Advancements in meat sciences leads to award, national appointment for CABNR's Amilton de Mello

Industry is seeing surge of innovation and safety advancements through research by the 2018 Foundation Early Career Innovator

2 separate, side-by-side photos of Dr. Chalifoux and Dr. Snow
Chalifoux, Snow named 2018 Regents’ Rising Researchers

Recognized for early successes and discoveries in research fields of chemistry, psychology

Professor holds a large-scale model of a molecule.
Innovation and commercialization: Chemistry research by Tom Bell has global impact

2018 Foundation Established Innovator Awardee is working with compounds that have the potential to save lives and improve health

Professor Jeff Harper in his biochemistry lab
On the genetic frontier: Helping plants develop, survive and produce in extreme conditions

Jeff Harper, University’s 2018 Outstanding Researcher, contributes to advancements in plant biology through ‘extraordinary’ research

Student Jolene Norton holds up her report titled "Reno Local Food Assessment."
Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research

Through Community-Based Research, students explore problems and offer understanding, tools and ideas to make a difference

Researchers Mae Gustin and Grant Edwards work on a computer in a green-house.
Mae Gustin's grounded research leads to new understanding of what’s in the air

Study of atmospheric pollutants by 2018 Regents’ Researcher of the Year contributes new insights into a global challenge

Seungil Ro uses a high-end microscope in his lab.
$2 million awarded for path to new diabetes treatment

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine researcher finds molecular link between Type 2 diabetes and obesity that may lead to new targeted drug treatments

Innevation Center Operations Officer Rosanne Catron holds the award while Innevation Center Director Jim Sacherman looks on.
Innevator 2017 named Program of the Year

NCET and EDAWN recognize Innevation Center-based accelerator ‘bootcamp’

Help make it easier to bike to campus
A dialogue concerning integrity within academia
The International Space Station Over Florida
Space station chief scientist Julie Robinson featured speaker at lecture series

Discover Science Lecture Series Thursday, Nov. 9, free and open to the public

Two students and a professor examine a bird's nest box.
Going back to school: Nevada’s Jenny Ouyang travels for the birds

NSF grant funds University of Nevada, Reno research, expeditions, education about birds and urbanization

Photographer in wet suit takes photos under water in Lake Tahoe
InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization

Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program

A group of four looks at one of the laser systems at the Nevada Terawatt Facility
University collaboration leads HIL Applied Medical to name Reno as North American headquarters

Win-win-win: Nevada Terawatt Facility hosts research, Israeli-based company invests in equipment and proton-therapy advances for cancer treatment

The InNEVator 2017 logo is a stylized design of a circuit board that depicts various Reno-area attractions.
InNEVator 2017 ‘bootcamp’ will propel development of young companies

New program for IoT startups hosted by The Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno-Powered By Switch in fall 2017

Four panelists discuss 'bridging the arts, humanities and sciences' at the 2017 Summer Meeting
Welcome APLU Council on Research

Research program leaders convene in Reno to explore emerging issues and best practices … and visit campus, too!

Professor of Pharmacology Dean Burkin with his team, shown working in their lab.
Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy

UNR Med Professor of Pharmacology Dean Burkin is lead author on published findings conducted with NIH national center

Wei Yan is shown in his laboratory
Health and reproductive biology: a research record of paradigm-shifting discoveries

2017 Outstanding Researcher Award recognizes the career and contributions of University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor Wei Yan

2017 Senior Scholar graphic
University to honor 2017 Spring Senior Scholar recipients May 17

The University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association will recognize nine graduates with top grade-point average

Commercialization, patents, startups: 3 common questions faculty members ask
Antonio Faciola, assistant professor of animal nutrition at UNR
CABNR animal nutritionist named Early Career Innovator

Research to facilitate nutrient utilization exhibits promising future in commercialization

Wolf Pack Relations team photo in the Reynolds School of Journalism
University student-run firm looks to expand in coming school year

Wolf Pack Relations is expanding reach as it begins its third year

Pharmacology Professor and researcher Dean Burkin in his lab
3 questions: Dean Burkin named 2017 Foundation Established Innovator

Research led by University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine pharmacology professor gives hope to children with rare muscular diseases

John Cushman is shown with members of his research working in the University's Greenhouse Complex.
Molecular genetics and biosystems design research improves water-use efficiency of plants

2017 Nevada Regents’ Researcher Award recognizes the contributions of CABNR Foundation Professor John Cushman

Students working on a project a table in the University's Innevation Center.
Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation launches to promote discovery

Independent organization encourages innovation, expedites the commercialization path and supports the University of Nevada, Reno

Two student reporters and two City of Reno officials
Local radio partnership offers high school students hands-on journalism experience

KUNR and the Washoe County School District collaborate to create Reno Youth Radio, an educational opportunity for students

Jim Sacherman, director of The Innevation Center accepts award for Best Entrepreneurial Hub
EDAWN awards entrepreneurial contributions

College of Business Professor Dave Croasdell and The Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno recognized in annual award ceremony

Kari Barber and Crystal Powell pose for the camera.
Reynolds School of Journalism alumna wins with documentary on child abuse

Crystal Powell honored with Student Filmmaker of the Year at Nevada Women’s Festival

A researcher and human-research subject participate in a test in an Integrative Neuroscience lab.
Protecting human research-subjects, contributing to quality

Institutional Review Board members share 5 ‘things to know’ about human research protection

Technicians and students are shown working in the Biosciences Entrepreneurial Laboratory.
Startups, spin-outs, biz relocations, research collaborations: it's happening

Nevada Center for Applied Research and Biosciences Entrepreneurial Lab are contributing to high-tech business incubation and emergence of a regional biotech hub

A group of students pose for a photo, all wearing medals.
Journalism students compete in entrepreneurship

Students from across the nation solve unique problems with bots and chatbots at the 4th Annual J-School Hackathon

Psychology EPSCoR Faculty Awardees
NSF awards $2.2 million to advance brain research

Neuroscience researchers have integral role in two multi-institution programs exploring fundamental questions around attention, cognition, learning

Researchers in STAR Lab
New, campus safety-training lab is one of the first in the nation

Safety Training for Academic Research (STAR) Lab brings a new training approach to faculty, staff and students

Ambitious, University-led effort explores mobility technologies

Coalition of partners launches Intelligent Mobility to develop and test solutions for safe, clean and efficient transportation in Reno-Sparks-Carson ‘Living Lab’

Cross-campus ecosystem fosters research, innovation and more
Walt Mandeville
‘Good science and good animal care go hand-in-hand’

New name and renewed ‘gold standard’ accreditation signal Animal Resources’ scope of service and level of commitment

Benjamin Young headshot
University philosophy professor and research partner receive three-year grant

Benjamin Young and Ran Hassin awarded grant to research non-conscious human behavior from The John Templeton Foundation

Sarah Cowie
2016 continues on award-winning trajectory for Cowie

For the second time this year, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Sarah Cowie earns prestigious national honor

NVIE team
Nevada Industry Excellence recognized as 2016 Community Partner

EDAWN recognizes the statewide organization for commitment and contributions to industry success

The Genesis of Reno book with other University of Nevada Press books on the shelf
Fall 2016 Books from the University of Nevada Press

The University of Nevada Press is releasing six new books this season on topics ranging from Reno history to Basque innovators. Learn more!

Innevation Center ideation room
New InNEVenture Fund to ramp up commercialization

Applications open for technologies and ideas ready for early-stage seed-funding through new Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation

President Marc Johnson gives State of University address
State of the University: 'We all are in this exciting time together."

President Marc Johnson stresses growing research infrastructure, enrollment strategy, diversity, institution's role as economic catalyst

Governor and VPRI Gautam join Capstak co-founders
From the Innevation Center to the global marketplace

Economic development leaders celebrate Capstak’s beta-product launch, expansion plans and decision to keep headquarters in Reno

Project Capture Manager Lisa Genasci
Research success is aim for new project capture manager

Lisa Genasci looks forward to finding grant opportunities, supporting proposal development, contributing to faculty success

Native Waters
Scientists and American Indians talk climate change realities

Water for the Seasons and Native Waters on Arid Lands projects highlighted at AAAS Annual Meeting

Ellen Purpus named assistant vice president for enterprise and innovation

Brings extensive experience at the nexus of discovery and commercialization to new University role

Governor Sandoval, President Johnson, and VP of Research and Innovation Mridul Gautam
The Block ‘N’ goes downtown: University Innevation Center opens

University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center, ‘Powered by Switch,’ will propel innovation, economic impact

Student recognized by governor for research efforts

Majidi awarded and recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher

innevation team
Switch announces investment in downtown Reno Innevation Center

University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center, ‘Powered by Switch,’ to propel innovation, economic impact; create statewide collaborative network

Research support is mission for new associate vice president

Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, professor of chemistry, named to new role in Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation

University has seat on national Task Force on Lab Safety

VPRI Mridul Gautam named to 13-member APLU group called to address national ‘imperative’

Proteomics Center
Lab rededicated as Mick Hitchcock Nevada Proteomics Center

Advanced identification, study of proteins contributes to University of Nevada, Reno research and regional economy

Native Waters
$4.5 million program to explore agriculture and water management on tribal lands

USDA-funded ‘Native Waters on Arid Lands’ brings together scientists, 1862 and 1994 land-grant institutions and tribal communities of Great Basin and Southwest to address agricultural water challenges

Raul Rojas
Robotics and intelligent systems math professor Raul Rojas joins College of Science

Sets his sights on cross-discipline and industry collaborations

Research and Innovation Office restructures for streamlined, comprehensive approach

Three areas to support research, faculty and industry - including new Office of Enterprise and Innovation

'Campus Conversations' on RU/VH spurs wide range of perspectives

Feb. 10 gathering of campus discusses push to reach Carnegie Classification 'RU/VH'

University Strategic Plan approved by Board of Regents

Implementation phase now begins for ambitious plan

Innovation Center
University of Nevada, Reno Innovation Center one step closer to reality

With exterior signage up, University’s big blue ‘N’ shines in downtown Reno

Jim Wilson image
Infectious disease forecast expert Wilson joins DHS

James Wilson brings nationally recognized infectious disease forecast expertise to School of Community Health Sciences

TEDxUniversityofNevada call for speakers

Event seeks dynamic local and national speakers with a big idea worth sharing

University to launch undergraduate research journal

Submissions wanted for first publication; Volunteers needed to review journal submissions

Undergraduate students showcase research April 23

Eighty-three students to present at the Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium

Great Basin natural resource issues and research to be discussed by agencies

University hosts annual Great Basin Consortium conference Dec. 9 and 10

Johnson to conference: University on 'front edge' of innovation, talent

President, during panel discussion at Governor's Conference, explains University's value to business community

Biotech start-up DxDiscovery moves to Applied Research Facility

New $600,000 research grant to fuel economic development efforts

Mridul Gautum
Mridul Gautam named vice president for research and innovation

WVU associate vice president brings extensive experience, enthusiasm; joins University of Nevada, Reno in October 2013

Snedeker, Marizu named co-Employees of Month for May

Both honorees make their divisions, duties special

Graduate programs ranked among the nation’s best

U.S. News and World Report releases annual compilation

Insect research heads down path to start-up company with NSF I-Corps program

University scientists partner with Technology Transfer Office

Ozone scientists, air quality agencies to meet in Reno, address issues

University of Nevada, Reno and WESTAR hold conference Oct. 10-12

MDA supports research by University of Nevada School of Medicine

Highly potent protein therapeutic could lead to new therapy choice for people with muscular dystrophy

Lake Tahoe
Tahoe through the lens of research

University’s scientific community focuses on lake’s future

Public-private-science partnerships crucial to saving Tahoe

Tahoe Summit brings agencies, elected officials, researchers and public together for 16th annual event

Foundation Professor Ian Buckle to lead national earthquake engineering group

Internationally recognized for his research in seismic performance of bridges, large structures

University’s undergraduates given research opportunities

More than 60 students expected to present at the Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium on campus April 18 and 19

Strong showing for grad programs in U.S. News rankings released today

Engineering, Business, School of Medicine highlight list of twenty programs

University of Nevada, Reno research office adds Associate VP

Gary Snowder to expand efforts to promote research

University of Nevada, Reno research office adds key personnel

Tech Transfer Office gets new manager of technology commercialization

New life-saving diagnostic test for HIV patients featured in “Better World Report”

University's tech transfer deal brings new cryptococcal meningitis test to developing countries

Walker Lake
Saving the Great Basin through collaboration
Kent and Saiidi to talk on bridge engineering and earthquake hazard identification with senators

NSF invited professors to present research in Washington, D.C.

New director of Office of Human Research Protection named
Undergraduate students share their research
TTO licenses Arnott’s next-gen air quality monitor
Tech Transfer Office streamlines system to generate business