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Berislav Zlokovic (Photo courtesy of USC)

Zlokovic named chair of Keck School Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics

Berislav V. Zlokovic, an internationally recognized leader in the research of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke from the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been appointed to the position of professor and chair …

Selim Zilkha (Photo courtesy of USC)

$5 million Zilkha gift to aid namesake institute’s recruitment

Los Angeles businessman and Keck School of Medicine Board of Overseers Member Selim Zilkha recently reaffirmed his commitment to the Keck School center that bears his name with a $5 million gift. …

Zebrafish (Photo courtesy of NIH)

Zilkha researchers’ zebrafish study reveals refinement of neural connections

Scientists from the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute and Keck School of Medicine said they are the first to develop a functional approach to studying neural circuitry in the earliest possible developmental stages through …

Qi-Long Ying (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC research listed among top breakthroughs of 2010

Groundbreaking research by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers has been selected as one of Science magazine’s top 10 Breakthroughs of 2010. The study, Production of p53 gene knockout rats by …

Qi-Long Ying (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC researchers create first “knockout” rats using embryonic stem cell technology

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have, for the first time, generated “knockout” rats—animals that are genetically modified to lack one or more genes—through …