Cancer. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s. Heart Disease. Parkinson’s. The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) leads the search to cure diseases rooted in our DNA.
Founded in 1929, we are an NCI-designated Cancer Center since 1983 and an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit research organization with over 85 years of experience in genetics and genomics research. JAX blends the brightest minds with state-of-the-art resources to accelerate discovery.
Areas of Discovery (75+ Principal Investigators, >250 Ph.D.s, M.D.s, and D.V.M.s):
- Cancer: We are a National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Center focusing on cancer initiation, progression, prevention and therapies.
- Developmental/reproductive biology: birth defects, Down syndrome, osteoporosis, fertility
- Immunology: HIV-AIDS, anemia, autoimmunity, cancer immunology, immune disorders, lupus, transplant rejection
- Metabolic diseases: atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, microbiome
- Neurobiology: blindness, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, deafness, epilepsy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, neurodegenerative diseases
- Neurobehavioral disorders: autism, addiction, depression
Supporting Global Research:
- The JAX Mouse Repository and Scientific Services are among the premier resources available for biomedical research.
- 2.5 million JAX® Mice are distributed annually to more than 900 institutions in 56 countries.
Committed to Education:
- Summer Student Program (undergrad & high school)
- Teaching the Genome Generation Short Course
- Ph.D. programs: U. Maine, Tufts University and U. Connecticut
- Courses, Conferences and Workshops