Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

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Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute


About the Institute

The Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) is one of the Centers of Excellence at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Established in 2003 with a gift from Selim Zilkha, the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute is a world leader for basic neuroscience research, with a multi-disciplinary team of outstanding faculty whose collaboration concentrates on the causes, effects of and therapies for neurodegenerative disease and psychiatric disorders. The majority of our faculty hold join appointments in Physiology and Neuroscience.

Students work with world leading researchers in various disciplines to conduct world-class bench science with some clinical applications and translational work to investigate and identify the underlying circuitry or mechanisms of the brain that are influenced or affected by neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia, autism, Down Syndrome and hearing and visual disorders. The research experience takes place in a vibrant and dynamic community with access to a variety of state-of-the-art labs and numerous resources.

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"Welcome to our world-class neuroscience program" Dr. Berislav Zlokovic Professor and Chair, Zilkha Leon J. Tiber and David S. Alpert Professor President of USC Care Read Bio

“Welcome to our world-class neuroscience program”
Dr. Berislav Zlokovic
Director, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
Director’s Biography


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ZNI News


Brain Bee brings aspiring neuroscientists to campus

Most high schools don’t offer neuroscience classes, but Los Angeles area high school students can still learn about the brain. On Feb. 3, local teens converged on USC’s Health Sciences Campus for the Los Angeles Brain Bee, a day of exploration, networking and competition. The event, sponsored by the… Read More »

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ZNI Events

5th Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease & Related Disorders

5th Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease & Related Disorders

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
9:00 am - 6:00 pm View All ZNI Events

Keck School Events

USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse

USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse

03/01/2018 - 04/01/2018
Westin Pasadena
8:00 am - 10:00 am View All Events