Industry: Academic Research
The laboratory of Dr. James Knowles, at the University of Southern California’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine, is interested in understanding the genetic basis of behavior, cognition and affect. Established in 2003, the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute is an integral part of a broader USC neuroscience initiative, promoting collaboration between researchers from diverse disciplines. It was designed to foster interaction among the best and brightest. Scientists at the Institute reach across boundaries to embrace methods and techniques from other fields of study, identifying new approaches to examine nervous system function, so we may all better understand the underlying causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders.