Berislav Zlokovic#


Berislav Zlokovic
Email:zlokovic 'at' usc.edu
Membership Number:4116
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:bzlokovic
Homepage: http://www.keck.usc.edu/zilkha




Present and Previous Positions
  • 7/2012 - pres. Director, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, University of Southern California (USC), KSOM, LA, CA
  • 12/2011 - present Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, USC KSOM, LA, CA
  • 12/2011 - present Director, Center for Neurodegeneration and Regeneration, ZNI, USC, KSOM, LA, CA,
  • 5/2000 - 12/2011 Professor of Neurosurgery & Neurology, Univ. of Rochester Med. Center (URMC), New York
  • 5/2005 - 12/2011 Dean's Professor, University of Rochester New York
  • 7/2007 - 12/2011 Director, Center for Neurodegenerative and Brain Vascular Disorders, URMC New York
  • 1992 - 2000 Professor of Neurosurgery, Physiology & Biophysics, USC School of Medicine, LA, CA
  • 1989 - 1991 Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Physiology & Biophysics, USC Sch Med, LA, CA
  • 1989 - 2000 Director, Laboratory for Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine, LA, CA,
  • 1986 - 1989 Associate Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neurosciences
  • Physiology and pathophysiology of the blood-brain barrier
  • Physiology and pathophsyiology of brain microcirculation
  • Peptide transport in the brain including Alzheimer’s Abeta
  • Functions of brain capillary mural cells pericytes in brain
  • Signal transduction within the neurovascular unit (pericytes, brain endothelial cells, astrocytes)
  • Vascular biology and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ischemic stroke and treatment from models to humans
  • Activated protein C neuroprotective pathways in brain

Honours and Awards
  • 1988 British Council Award for Medical Research
  • 1991 James Zumberg Innovation Award, University of So. California
  • 1991 Shannon Carreer Development Award, NIH
  • 1993 Herbert Jr Hoover Award for Medical Research, Los Angeles
  • 1997 Serbian National Academy of Sciences & Arts, Foreign Member
  • 2004 MERIT Award, National Institute on Aging – for leadership and commitment to the field
  • 2005 Dean’s Professor – Distinguished Faculty University of Rochester NY
  • 2006 ISOA/Elan Award for ‘novel approaches to drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease’
  • 2006 MetLife Award for Medical Research - for contributions to understanding of Alzheimer’s disease
  • 2007 Javits Award, National Institute on Neurological Disorders –substantial contributions to neurosciences
  • 2009 Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology - for research on Alzheimer’s disease
  • 2009 McCune Award, Dallas Texas – for research Alzheimer’s disease
  • 2009 Presidential Citation (University of Rochester) - for ‘pioneering approach to Alzheimer’s disease’
  • 2012 Inaugural Zilkha Senior Scholar (KSOM/USC) - for ‘research on the role of vasculature in Alzheimer’s
  • 2013 Fellow, the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2013 SFN Presidential Lecture, Blood-brain barrier and Neurodegeneration,
  • 2013 Mary Hayley and Selim Zilkha Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research,
  • 2014 Thomson Reuters List, ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’ (1% most cited authors 2002-2012)
  • 2014 The Chancellor’s Award Lecture in Neurosciences, Louisiana State University
  • 2014 The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiative (DABI), Member, 2014

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