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At the UT Southwestern Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, our next-generation research programs don’t end in the lab. Our discoveries make a difference in our patients’ lives and across the world.

What We Offer

O'Donnell Brain Institute

Research Home of the O’Donnell Brain Institute

Multiple Training Facilities

Multiple Training Facilities

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

Program Highlights

Our graduates go on to academic, nonprofit, and government positions at some of the most esteemed institutions in the country.

Our Neural Scientist Training Program provides close mentorship, helping to transform early-career scientists into established academic leaders.

Kimberly Goodspeed, M.D.

Our Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency is one of only eight programs in the country that consistently trains neurodevelopmental neurologists, such as Kimberly Goodspeed, M.D., a UT Southwestern Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care.

Robert Greene, M.D., Ph.D., received an NIH T32 Training Grant that supports trainees in the fields of sleep and circadian rhythms. Learn more about the Sleep and Circadian Rhythms training program.

The course Brain and Behavior, co-directed by neurology, psychiatry, and neuropathology faculty, is consistently among the highest-ranked medical school courses at UT Southwestern every year.

Grand Rounds

O’Donnell Brain Institute Grand Rounds

Our take on Grand Rounds demonstrates our commitment to an integrated environment. Faculty and trainees from neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neuroscience come together to learn how research advancements in brain science are being translated to the clinic.

In this interactive quarterly lecture series, we host internationally and nationally recognized leaders doing innovative work at the intersection of science and clinical care – from the neurobiology of central nervous system regeneration to the genetics of autism or schizophrenia.

See all of the upcoming O'Donnell Brain Institute educational events.

Ph.D. Programs

Clinical Fellowships

Our fellowship programs bring together research and treatment into next-generation care for brain disorders.


We offer outstanding clinical training in all areas of neuroscience, from neurology to psychiatry and beyond.

Faculty Support Programs