Many researchers at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute are funded by at least one NIH investigator-initiated grant. When Berislav Zlokovic, MD, PhD, returned to USC in 2011 after ... Read More »
Tyler Ard discusses how he uses virtual reality and cinematography techniques to visualize neuroscience data during the Los Angeles Brain Bee, held Feb. 3 on the Health ... Read More »
Factors tied to burnout include inadequate OR exposure, hostile faculty, outside social stressors Rates of burnout and career satisfaction are both high among neurosurgery residents, according to a ... Read More »
Diffusion MRI maps show disrupted white matter connectivity and loss of white matter fiber tracts in 1 year-old pericyte-deficient mice. (Image/Berislav Zlokovic Lab) USC research sheds ... Read More »
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — Alzheimer’s disease — with a new study ... Read More »
Just as parents are not the root of all their children’s problems, a single gene mutation can’t be blamed for complex brain disorders like autism, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientist. To help researchers see the big picture, Marcelo P. Coba, PhD, created the first map that highlights the brain’s network of protein associations. It’s a first step to developing treatment drugs that operate more like rifles than shotguns.
Kwok “Chris” Im, a third-year PhD student in the USC Neuroscience Graduate Program, says his grandfather, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, is his inspiration in his study of how immunotherapeutics can battle the disease.
From left to right: USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Berislav V. Zlokovic, Mary Hayley, Selim Zilkha, Keck School Dean Rohit Varma and USC Provost Michael Quick. ... Read More »
Pericytes, or gatekeeper cells, are wrapped around capillaries in the cortex of a mouse brain. (Amy Nelson/Keck School of Medicine of USC) Abnormality with special cells ... Read More »