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.

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

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