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
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Physiology department rises in national rankings of research funding

When Berislav Zlokovic, MD, PhD, returned to USC in 2011 after several years at the University of Rochester, a top goal of his was to boost physiology research funding from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. Zlokovic, who had come back to chair the Department of Physiology and Biology at… Read More »

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