The University of Nevada Reno's more notable areas for research and creative activity are: Genomics and Proteomics. The core laboratory facilities in genomics and proteomics, respectively, support research on campus in the Schools of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.
- 2018 Total R&D Expenditures: $144,426,000
- Ranked 126th in Life Science R&D Expenditures
- 2018 Life Science R&D Expenditures: $61,782,000
- 2020 Total NIH funding: $28,745,990
- UNR received $3.6M in 2020 from the NIH, to continue development of the Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research excellence; a project designed to fund and support research projects, a Bioinformatics Core, and collaboration between researchers. The project has received $56.5M in funding since 2001.
- The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at the University of Nevada received $2.1M in 2020 from the NIH, to support research that will help characterize the healthy brain and neural disorders, and will advance knowledge ranging from the neural basis of behavior to damage and repair. COBRE has received $18M in funding since 2012
- Researchers at UNR received $1.5M in 2020 from the National Institute on Aging, to study the mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for age-related hearing loss, using genetic mouse models. The project has received $8.4M in funding since 2016.