Training & Education

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Collaborative, world-class, hands-on training and education

The environment at Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) is enriching, engaging and ever-evolving. In addition to the multi-disciplinary, collaborative research environment offered at ZNI, our grad students and post-doc trainees benefit from abundant enrichment opportunities available, including:

  • Welcoming PIs
  • World-class laboratory and technology resources
  • High-quality academic activities
  • Support groups
  • Social and peer events
  • Prestigious guests and speakers
  • Grant and funding training

About Training & Education

The ZNI is one of several institutes at USC that trains students in the Neurosciences Graduate Program, Genetics and PIBBS programs, as well as a few others.

Graduate students, although busy with interdisciplinary coursework and lab research, are encouraged to socialize with others during weekly seminars that feature world-renowned scientists and participate in symposiums and other academic events. They are given extensive support and mentorship.

PhD students and postdoctoral trainees are the fuel for the ZNI’s research programs. The ZNI believes its best chance for success is to complement our growing portfolio of outstanding faculty with the best young minds from around the world.

Our Community of Science

Access. Respect. Mentoring. Career tools. For all these reasons and more, ZNI is a great place to continue your research education.

Graduate students, although busy with interdisciplinary coursework and lab research, are encouraged to socialize with others during weekly seminars that feature world-renowned scientists and participate in symposiums and other academic events. They are given extensive support and mentorship.

Learn more about our Graduate Programs

Our postdoctoral trainees have ample direct interaction with their Principal Investigators. At ZNI, PIs take a strong interest in mentorship and shaping high-quality, high-impact projects which will prepare their postdoctoral trainees for the job market.

Learn more about our Postdoctoral Trainees