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

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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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ZNI Events

ZNI Seminar Series: "Can We Prevent Stroke and Dementia Together?"

ZNI Seminar Series: “Can We Prevent Stroke and Dementia Together?”

02/16/2016
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Keck School Events

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring

02/12/2016 - 02/13/2016
Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton St., San Francisco, California
All Day

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