About CRI

Commitment, vision and a relentless determination

to push the boundaries of knowledge.


The Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is addressing fundamental scientific questions related to the biological basis of disease. We seek breakthroughs that change scientific fields and yield new strategies for treating disease. Our ultimate goal is to cure people who would not be cured otherwise.

Our History

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.

Our Research

Research requires commitment, vision and a relentless determination to push the boundaries of knowledge. Our scientists and physicians are working at the interface of regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism.
Regenerative Medicine
Cancer Biology