Leading the search for tomorrow's cures


We’re glad you chose to visit Bar Harbor, home of The Jackson Laboratory since 1929.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit genetics research institution committed to advancing human health.  Our 1,300 employees conduct research, educate budding scientists, and provide genetics resources to laboratories around the world. 

Our work is leading to better prevention and treatment of major diseases including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity, heart disease and many others.

As one of Maine’s largest employers, we’re also contributing to the state’s economic prosperity.

We welcome your interest and encourage you to get to know us better.



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