CRI Overview


Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is addressing fundamental scientific questions related to the biological basis of disease. Through transformative biomedical research, we seek breakthroughs that change scientific fields and yield new strategies for treating disease.


CRI was established in 2011 as a joint venture built on the clinical expertise of Children’s Health System of Texas and the scientific excellence of UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center. Led by Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D., the Institute is home to an interdisciplinary group of scientists and physicians who focus on translational biomedical research.


Groundbreaking research and medicine require commitment, vision and a relentless determination to push the boundaries of knowledge. Our scientists and physicians are pursuing research at the interface of regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism.

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