Duncan NRI at Texas Children’s Hospital

Neurological and psychiatric disorders strike at the core of our identity and impact over one billion people worldwide. We are committed to applying a unique, highly-collaborative approach to accelerate discoveries and transform the lives of patients around the world.



The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
About Us

In 2010, the Duncan NRI was founded with the goal of solving the most devastating neurological and psychiatric diseases. Today, we are home to 30 diversely-trained principal investigators, 300 scientists and trainees, and 10 core labs.

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Research & Breakthroughs

With seven clinical trials already in development, we have a proven approach to solving the most complex mysteries, and we are now on the cusp of major breakthroughs for Alzhemer’s disease, autism, epilepsy, addiction, and many more conditions.

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While significant progress has been made, the causes of more than 50% of neurological and 99% of psychiatric diseases remain unknown. With the support of our community, we will be able to significantly scale our proven approach to solve many more diseases.

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"When we opened the Duncan NRI ten years ago, no one could have predicted how much progress we would make. Knowing that people with brain diseases will live happier, healthier lives as a result of our research is incredibly gratifying for our team and the philanthropists who helped make it possible."