Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

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Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

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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.

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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New study investigates vaccine and oral medication to stop Alzheimer’s years before it begins

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 that intervenes decades before the disease develops. The school is joining approximately 90 institutions in North America, Europe and Australia in the… Read More »

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Saban Research Institute Seminar - Research Seminar: “Regeneration & Preservation of Pancreatic Beta Cells in Diabetes”

Saban Research Institute Seminar – Research Seminar: “Regeneration & Preservation of Pancreatic Beta Cells in Diabetes”

10/25/2017
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Saban Auditorium, 4661 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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