JAX research has contributed to many of today's medical treatments.
Since 1929, JAX researchers have made significant advances in understanding human biology, and have directly contributed to the development of today's essential medical treatments.
To date, 26 Nobel prizes are associated with Jackson Laboratory research, education programs and resources. JAX professor George Snell, Ph.D., won the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for providing an in-depth understanding of the immune system’s major histocompatibility complex, making organ transplants possible. Three graduates of the JAX Summer Student Program have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, and another two dozen Nobel Prizes have been awarded for research conducted using JAX® Mice.
Here are just a few JAX discoveries that have advanced clinical care around the world:
Two promising basic research discoveries at JAX are now entering the clinical trials pipeline:
These basic research findings hold promise for significantly advancing treatment options: