Jane Goodall Research Center

The University of Southern California’s Research Center was established in 1991, at the time of the appointment of Dr. Jane Goodall as Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Occupational Science.Since then, JGRC personnel have been engaged in a variety of activities connected to understanding the behavior of great apes and evolutionary approaches to explaining the…

Sea Grant

USC Sea Grant contributes to solving the problems of the Urban Ocean, while recognizing the opportunities for coastal commerce, recreation, and improving the quality of life in coastal regions such as Southern California. USC Sea Grant solicits and funds relevant, innovative research to help find solutions for pressing coastal management problems that demand science to…

Center for Peptide and Protein Engineering

The USC Center for Peptide and Protein Engineering (CPPE) aims to put USC in a position of undisputed leadership in peptide and protein science by creating functional peptides and proteins as imaging agents, diagnostics and therapies.

Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies brings together all of the marine and environmental sciences at the University of Southern California, and its crown jewel is a unique marine lab on Catalina Island, the Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center. The institute’s mission is to inspire global environmental solutions through frontier research and education.…

Longevity Institute

Because of the unique tradition of aging research, the broad longevity-related research, and the quality of the faculty, departments and schools involved at USC, the Longevity Institute represents one of the leading institutes for translational research on aging and age-related diseases.

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (FPCE), based at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, is dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. It offers research, training, and technical assistance opportunities for professionals who wish to respond to the increasing demand for home…

Center for Global Aging

The aims of the Center on Global Aging are to increase understanding through research of how aging can vary around the world because of: the social and economic context; changes in health; and policies and programs to support aging persons. Topics on interest include physiological aging, health, well-being, caregiving, labor force participation, migration, use of…

Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations

The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is a $47.6M National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center started in 2010 with the mission to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins.

AirPollBrain Group

The AirPollBrain (APB) Group aims to promote the optimal neurodevelopment in humans and healthy brain aging by better understanding environmental effects of urban air pollution and gene-environment interactions. The APB group developed from a core of USC’s leadership in urban environmental health research in the Los Angeles Basin, with collaborating institutions. Taking a multi-disciplinary research, APB…