About Us

We are an independent nonprofit organization leveraging eight decades of expertise in genetics and genomics to increase understanding of human disease and discover precise genomic solutions. 

  • Accelerating Discovery

    The Jackson Laboratory is leading the search for cures through the science of genetics, genomics and precision medicine.  Learn more about how the Laboratory’s scientists are accelerating discovery in order to find more effective, precise and personalized ways to treat, prevent and cure diseases like cancer — and about how philanthropy makes our mission possible.

  • The Jackson Laboratory


    Our leadership team drives the strategic direction of the organization. As a nonprofit organization, The Jackson Laboratory is governed by its Board of Trustees.

  • Our Mission

    More than 1,700 employees are working toward one goal: To discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

  • The Jackson Laboratory Headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine


    The Jackson Laboratory has locations in Bar Harbor, ME, Farmington, CT, and Sacramento, CA.

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Principal Investigators



Your gift to The Jackson Laboratory supports our mission of discovering the genetic bases for preventing, treating and curing human disease, while enabling research for the global biomedical community.