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Operating revenue FY2013: $240.5 million
- Public support, including grants and contracts: $63.1 million
JAX® Mice & Clinical Research Services: $165.3 million
Contributions and other: $12.1 million
FY 2014 budget (unaudited): $264.5 million
FY2015 budget: $293.0 million
Total staff: 1,707 employees
287 Ph.D.s, M.D.s, and D.V.M.s, including:
50 Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors
55 Research Scientists and Research Associates
17 Emeritus Scientists
20 Adjunct Scientists
4 Affiliated Scientists
51 Postdoctoral Associates
6 Predoctoral Associates
50 Principal Investigators leading research groups in six major areas:
- Cancers: brain, leukemia, lung, lymphoma, mammary, cancer initiation and progression; cancer detection and therapies
- Computational biology and bioinformatics: mouse genome informatics, comparative genomics
Developmental and reproductive biology: birth defects, Down syndrome, aging, osteoporosis
Immunology: HIV-AIDS, anemia, autoimmunity, immune system disorders, lupus, tissue transplant rejection
Metabolic diseases: atherosclerosis, diabetes, gallstones, hypertension, obesity
Neurobiology: blindness, cerebellar disorders, deafness, epilepsy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, neurodegenerative diseases
Genetic resources - FY2014
About 2.5 million JAX Mice were distributed in 2014.
- JAX® Mice have been shipped to approximately 20,000 investigators (or laboratories) in more than 900 institutions, in 56 countries.
- More than 7,000 varieties are available as breeding mice or frozen embryos.
- The Jackson Laboratory Mouse Repository: This repository, maintained by Genetic Resource Science group, is included among the most premier mouse resources available to the biomedical research community. It currently features a portfolio of over 4,000 targeted and 1,600 transgenic mutant mouse lines representing mouse models for much of the human disease spectrum. Over 600 hundred lines are added to this collection annually.
- The Laboratory’s Animal Health program oversees the health, welfare and husbandry of Jackson Laboratory mice and provides expertise in the evaluation of clinical diseases.
Cancer Center designation
The Jackson Laboratory, founded in 1929 as a cancer research facility, has been designated as a Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1983 to conduct basic research.
Education, Training and Courses & Conferences, FY2013
- Summer Student Program: 38 high school and college students
- Courses, Conferences and Workshops: 26 programs, 1,139 participants, 243 faculty
High school internships offered since 1993, school-year program open to all local high schools: average eight students per year
College internships, a semester's independent research project on campus: average four students per year
Science teacher professional development: three sabbatical internships and 16 short-course participants
Masters of Science in Teaching with University of Maine: two participants
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Predoctoral Associate program with University of Maine and Tufts University: six participants
Postdoctoral Associate program: 51 participants