Fast facts

Mission statement

We discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

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


Our researchers 

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

Research programs

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

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