APA Heritage Month
We interviewed some of our Asian and Pacific Islander employees from across our various campuses and job roles about their work at JAX and their heritage.
At JAX, diversity drives our science. We celebrate diversity of thought and inclusion of all people, for these are key to understanding and mastering the biologic complexity of human health.
Improving human health is a global challenge, and we must consider and address the unique needs of individuals around the world. While 99% of our genomes are identical, the 1% that differs — and the complex interactions between them — can make all the difference in our health. This ‘genomic complexity’ is at once our greatest challenge and our greatest opportunity. With innovative research, customized data resources, and mouse models that mimic human genomic and genetic diversity, JAX is deciphering genomic complexity to reveal the underlying causes of disease and identify effective treatment and prevention.
At JAX, we are steadfast in our belief that all employees and students must feel valued, included and empowered in order to do their best work. We recognize that each individual’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best research, programs, and services. Given that our individual social and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and perspectives, JAX will do its best work by ensuring diversity in our workforce, faculty, and student body and by practicing inclusivity with how we work with one another.
The JAX DEI team works directly with our international employees through personal assistance and a resourceful internal webpage. Learn more about some of JAX’s resources and benefits.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do, including supporting international candidates during the interview and hiring process. Our support and benefits are designed to help employees and their families from day one.
Find out more about a career at JAX here.
Learn more about JAX U.S. campuses and JAX operations in Japan and China.
For more information about support for international applicants, please contact Mai Hendrix at email@example.com.
JAX Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Moses Davis, Ph.D., is the director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at The Jackson Laboratory. Davis leads the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of JAX values, culture and strategic priorities. He is based out of Farmington, Conn., and oversees DEI efforts across all of JAX’s campuses.
Prior to joining JAX, Davis served as associate dean, diversity & inclusion at Johns Hopkins University where he provided integrated leadership for a broad range of efforts related to cultural awareness, gender equity, social
justice and the intersection of identities. Davis wasalso the lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute, where
he manages a six-day intensive leadership training experience designed for undergraduate students.
Moses received his master’s degree from New York University and his doctorate degree from Pennsylvania State University.
JAX Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council
To help achieve these aspirations, we have formed the JAX Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. The Council is comprised of employees in various positions and representing departments across all JAX locations. Members and the Council chairperson are appointed by and report directly to the President and CEO.
The DEI Council’s purview includes activities in support of the following objectives: