Bar Harbor, Maine
The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park, one mile from downtown Bar Harbor. With a staff of nearly 1,300 in Bar Harbor, the Laboratory is Downeast Maine's largest employer. That headcount includes more than 200 Ph.D.s, physicians and veterinarians who staff and support the research teams that investigate the genetic basis of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and many other human diseases and disorders.
The Bar Harbor campus is the epicenter of The Jackson Laboratory's long-standing biomedical education and training programs. Bar Harbor-based educational opportunities include a Summer Student Program for high school and college students, high school and college internships, sabbatical placements for science teachers and a year-round array of on-campus courses, conferences and workshops, including the internationally renowned Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics.
The Bar Harbor location is also headquarters for JAX® Mice, Clinical & Research Services, which annually provides more than 3 million laboratory mice to more than 20,000 biomedical, pharmaceutical and industrial researchers throughout the world. More than 7,000 varieties of JAX® Mice are available as breeding mice, frozen embryos or DNA samples.