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.
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute researcher's paper selected as 'Best of 2015'The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) recently selected Ralf Langen, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Keck School of Medicine’s paper as one of the best papers published this year. It was also selected as one of the 16 papers to be published as part of the journal’s “Papers of the
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Otolaryngology Grand Rounds
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, 1st floor conference room
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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