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.

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

ZNI News


Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute Fall Newsletter

The fall edition of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute newsletter is out. In this issue, we feature a profile of Dr Ansgar Siemer of the Protein Structure Group who uses the emerging technology of nuclear magnetic resonance (MNR) spectroscopy to investigate amyloid fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease. Click here to read the newsletter
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ZNI Events

2015 Zach Hall Lecture with Dr. Roger Nicoll

2015 Zach Hall Lecture with Dr. Roger Nicoll

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, 1501 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Keck School Events

USC Stem Cell Seminar: Andy Groves

USC Stem Cell Seminar: Andy Groves

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, 1st floor conference room
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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