Igniting Discovery

The Keck School of Medicine of USC takes on the biggest challenges to human health by asking equally audacious questions. Our ambitions start with the inclusion of diverse patients and communities in our studies. In our culture of creativity and collaboration, research reaches across fields, from discovery to clinic, and from cell to society. We focus on impact for a healthier, more equitable future for all.

Where Research Happens


Academic and clinical departments convene communities of dedicated researchers developing the next major advances in biological discovery and clinical application

Institutes and Centers

Institutes and centers break barriers to combine ideas and expertise from across disciplines — the collaboration required to solve complex health problems.

Research Programs

Faculty-led research groups explore the scientific frontiers to create knowledge and technology for better health and well-being.

Connect With Us

The mission of cultivating breakthroughs that fundamentally change the practice of medicine is an exciting, fulfilling one. You are invited along, and there are a number of ways to take part.