Department of Neurology

The mission of the Department of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine is "to reduce the burden of neurological disorders on humankind through research, education and patient care."

The Department supports 47 faculty including both MDs, MD/PhDs, and PhDs, 16 residents, 7 fellows including 3 accredited fellowship programs and over 100 research technicians, research and clinical nurses and other support staff. 

Clinical medicine has its foundation in the insights provided by basic science studies of normal and abnormal organ, cell and molecular structures and functions.  In turn, the power of basic science to successfully support clinical medicine is highly dependent upon input from clinical observations and experience.  Partnerships between basic and clinical scientists are the most effective means of translating fundamental insights into more effective tools for the diagnosis, management, treatment, and eventual cures, for neurological disease.  In the Department of Neurology, faculty members are actively engaged in individual investigator-initiated research projects, as well as the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships between basic and clinical scientists in multiple departments and schools at USC.  Our research efforts reflect the diversity and complexity of the neurological diseases that afflict our patient population, such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular diseases such as inclusion body myositis and myasthenia gravis.


The Keck School of Medicine of USC is hosting a job fair to meet interested candidates for its new San Diego based Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI). This is an excellent opportunity for candidates to speak with Keck’s Director of Human Resources and other school representatives to discuss positions ranging from roles in research coordination, information technology and informatics, and other administrative positions. Please visit the USC job website to explore exciting new opportunities Interested applicants may access job information by selecting, “Search Jobs,” and by searching for “USC Alzheimer Therapy Research Institute” via the drop down menu in “Department.”

The Keck job fair will be held on Wednesday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton La Jolla, 3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, Wind & Sea Room. Parking will be validated. For additional information, please send an email to Carmen Carillo, Director of Human Resources at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Please list “Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute” in the subject line.

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