About Us


Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is addressing fundamental scientific questions
that offer the opportunity to better understand the biological basis of disease. We seek breakthroughs that change scientific fields and yield new strategies for treating disease.

Led by Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D., the institute was established in 2011 as a joint venture to build upon the internationally recognized scientific excellence of UT Southwestern Medical Center and the comprehensive clinical expertise of Children’s Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Children’s Health.

Located in Dallas, Texas, the institute has interdisciplinary groups of scientists and physicians pursuing research at the interface of regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism – fields that hold uncommon potential for discoveries that can lead to groundbreaking advances in science and medicine.