Fact sheet

Areas of Discovery: Over 60 Principal Investigators leading research groups in six areas:

  • Cancer: The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center (JAXCC) is a National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Center. Cancer areas of focus include: brain, leukemia, lung, lymphoma, prostate, breast; cancer initiation and progression; cancer prevention and therapies
  • Developmental/reproductive biology: birth defects, Down syndrome, osteoporosis, fertility
  • Immunology: HIV-AIDS, anemia, autoimmunity, cancer immunology, immune system disorders, lupus, tissue transplant rejection
  • Metabolic diseases: atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity
  • Neurobiology: blindness, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, deafness, epilepsy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neurobehavioral disorders: autism, addiction, depression

Supporting Global Research:

  • The Jackson Laboratory Mouse Repository and Scientific Services are included among the premier resources available to biomedical research.
  • 2.5 million JAX® Mice are distributed annually across the globe to support researchers seeking cures for the world’s most prevalent diseases and to help pharmaceutical companies shrink the timeline required to bring new therapies to patients in need.
  • More than 8,000 varieties of breeding mice, frozen embryos, or DNA samples.
  • JAX® Mice have been shipped to more than 900 institutions, in 56 countries.

Educating the Future: From high school programs to conferences for practicing scientists, JAX advances science through our commitment to education.

  • Summer Student Program, college & high school internships
  • Teaching the Genome Generation professional development short course
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program: University of Maine, Tufts University and University of Connecticut
  • Courses, Conferences and Workshops:

Total Staff: 1,800+ employees

Three Campuses, One JAX, One Mission.

Bar Harbor, Maine: Researchers at the Laboratory’s headquarters and mammalian genetics campus study the fundamental genetics underlying cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many other diseases. JAX’s expertise in developing new mouse models and clinical services supports the work of the international science community.

Farmington, Connecticut: The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is a new facility located on the campus of UConn Health Center. Internationally recognized experts in areas such as computational biology, immunology, the microbiome and cancer are focused on genomic solutions to many of today’s most prevalent diseases.

Sacramento, California

: This JAX facility is dedicated to mouse production and scientific services with a robust offering of genetically unique research mouse models and scientific testing and analysis capabilities.