Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute
One of the greatest challenges of our time is brain disease and injury and UT Southwestern is meeting that challenge head on with the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. The Institute is a comprehensive center dedicated to better understanding the basic molecular workings of the brain and applying those discoveries to prevention and treatment of brain, spine, nerve and muscle disorders.
William T. Dauer, M.D., is the inaugural Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and a Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Dauer is an acclaimed neurologist known for his research into dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.
Our Bold Mission
- Develop new therapies to restore and improve brain function
- Utilize new imaging technologies to directly visualize disruption of brain function and structure
- Become a national center for excellence in the precise diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders
- Understand how the nervous system generates integrative behavior and cognition
Our Facts & Figures
2,100+Faculty and Staff
380+Clinical and Research Faculty
200Areas of Specialty Care
$63MTotal Research Expenditure