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About the Neuromedicine PhD Program

Li Zhang, PhD, Program Director
Li Zhang, PhD, Program Director

The PhD program in Neuromedicine (NEUM) offered at the Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Neuroscience and the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute is dedicated to training the next generation of investigators in the field of neuromedicine. Through a comprehensive curriculum and an exceptional interdisciplinary research environment, the program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle complex questions pertaining to neurological and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Students receive training in disease biology, data science, and traditional research approaches, as well as the opportunity to explore genetic, molecular, cellular, and system-level aspects of these diseases. Additionally, the program integrates translational and clinical perspectives, facilitated by faculty members with medical backgrounds, to foster the development of potential diagnostic tools and therapeutics. By providing a diverse and translational research workforce in neuromedicine, the NEUM program contributes to advancements in the field and the improvement of patient care.


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