About Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is a world leader in mammalian genetics and human genomics research. Founded in 1929 in Bar Harbor, Maine, The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, non-profit research institution with locations in Maine, Connecticut, California and Shanghai.
Long renowned for its mice and data resources used for biomedical research around the globe, JAX provides a unique bridge across experimental, translational and clinical contexts. More than 70 multi-disciplinary research faculty collaborate together to integrate mouse genetics and human genomics to understand the underlying causes of human health and disease. There are no research departments within JAX, facilitating an environment of intra-institutional collaborative science. The result is a multi-disciplinary, impactful research program that provides a broad scope for inquiry and catalyzes discovery across the spectrum of basic, translational and preclinical research.
In addition to research supported by the NIH, DOD, and foundation funding sources, generous philanthropic donations have led to the establishment of eight new endowed faculty chairs since 2013. The chairs provide leading faculty members with additional support to take their research in bold and innovative directions. Current chair holders investigate the microbiome, computational genomics, 4D genomic structure, reproductive biology, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and glaucoma.