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. JAX’s research program in Maine includes more than 200 Ph.D.s, physicians and veterinarians who staff and support the research teams that investigate the genetic basis of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, autoimmunity and many other human diseases and disorders, primarily using the mouse as a model organism. In addition to inbred strains and mouse models engineered to carry human patient mutations, JAX has developed advanced mouse populations to make data more translatable (e.g., modeling human genetic variability). With a staff of more than 1,500 in Bar Harbor, the Laboratory is Downeast Maine's largest employer.
Members of the public are invited to participate in a guided walking tour of our Bar Harbor campus, where every day our scientists are accelerating discovery in order to find more effective, precise and personalized ways to treat, prevent, and cure human diseases. Dates and spaces are limited, and pre-registration is required.
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The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME USA 04609
207-288-6000 | Map
Scientific Director: Dr. Nadia Rosenthal
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