Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute


Neuroscience is entering a new era of innovation in which fundamental discoveries can transform basic and translational research. Ultimately, these discoveries will expand the potential to treat and prevent brain, spine, nerve, and muscle disorders. The Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute is focused on establishing a new research paradigm built on scientific rigor, interdisciplinary collaboration, and open innovation to accelerate advances in science and technology. 

With teams of international scientific leaders, including some teams led by Nobel Laureates, UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute continues to pave the way for new advances in brain research. This research includes transformative programs in neurodegeneration, neuromodulation, neurorepair, and neuro-oncology. By taking advantage of the latest imaging technologies, making profound breakthroughs related to the mechanisms of brain disease, and improving our ability to analyze massive amounts of data, we continue to make discoveries across all disciplines.

Our teams are involved in more than 500 studies across all departments and centers; examples include: