Institutes, Centers & Programs

Intellectual, dynamic atmospheres that attract outstanding researchers interested in solving complex problems of biomedicine.

Research institutes, centers and programs consolidate the expertise of physicians, scientists, statisticians, epidemiologists, engineers and other research professionals from across the University.


Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

Research Institutes

Research at the Keck School of Medicine attains a level of critical mass within its research institutes. Built on faculty excellence, innovation and collaboration, and defined both by a physical space and research vision, the research institutes provide a place for in-depth, integrative studies.

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Centers and Programs

The centers are housed within the academic departments, research institutes with departmental status, or the office of research advancement. Some have a physical presence while others are virtual centers. All are designed to leverage the full-spectrum of collegial opportunities and resources available across the schools of USC. All offer a lively intellectual environment that fosters creative, innovative approaches to research.

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Research-Oriented Academic Departments

Directing the studies of medical students, graduate students, interns, residents and fellows, the 24 research-oriented basic science and clinical departments form the organizational backbone of the Keck School’s missions in research, education, patient care and community service.

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Keck News & Highlights

  • Amy Lee, PhD

The Secret to Combating Pancreatic Cancer May Lie in Suppression of a Common Protein

Amy Lee, PhD New research emphasizes the potential of a promising pancreatic cancer target New research from the Keck ... Read More »

  • Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Dr. Jay R. Lieberman has received a $2.2 million NIH grant to fund gene therapy research for enhancing repair of extensive bone injuries.

Keck School of Medicine of USC Receives $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Fund Research on Healing Difficult Bone Injuries

Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Dr. Jay R. Lieberman has received a $2.2 million NIH grant to ... Read More »