Department of Physiology and Biophysics

About the Department

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics plays a leading role in the research and teaching activities of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Department faculty members have won numerous awards, both national and University-wide, in both physiology and biophysics, and they are regularly invited to present seminars and plenary lectures at universities and conferences throughout the US and overseas. Department faculty members serve on many national and international scientific committees, often in leadership roles.

About the Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Berislav Zlokovic, Chair

“At USC, we work with colleagues from so many different departments to reduce the gap between experimental and clinical findings.”
Berislav Zlokovic, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Chair’s Corner


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Keck faculty among the world’s most influential researchers

Sir Isaac Newton once referred to the process of discovery as “standing on the shoulders of giants,” meaning that revolutionary science and innovation is built on the work of previous researchers. Some researchers are more impactful than others. One measure of this is the number of times a particular researcher’s work is cited, thus serving
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