Department of Psychiatry

Southwest Brain Bank

A Brain Tissue Repository for Research in Mental Illness

Southwest Brain Bank Graphic

About the Southwest Brain Bank

The Southwest Brain Bank is a research organization that collects, studies, and distributes brain tissue to scientists that study mental disorders. The purpose of this research is to understand how the brain works and how it changes when someone has a mental illness. With the gift of brain donation, scientists strive to develop new treatments and possibly even cures for these devastating diseases.