Our Leaders

At JAX, we are guided by the deep experience of our leadership. In the innovative and collaborative spirit of JAX culture, our leaders strive to be accessible, encouraging open dialogue and sharing of ideas with employees at all levels.

 As a nonprofit organization, JAX is governed by its Board of Trustees, which provides strategic direction, financial oversight and fundraising support. A Board of Scientific Counselors provides advice on the Laboratory’s scientific activities, including research, education, training and genetic resources programs. The senior management team, below, is responsible for implementing JAX strategic priorities, and for administering all JAX functions. 


Lon Cardon

Lon Cardon

President and CEO

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S. Catherine Longley

S. Catherine Longley

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Nadia Rosenthal

Nadia Rosenthal

Scientific Director, The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics

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Charles Lee

Charles Lee

Scientific Director, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

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Doug Abbott

Doug Abbott

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Luann Ballesteros

Luann Ballesteros

Vice President, External and Government Affairs

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BJ Bormann

BJ Bormann

Vice President, Translational Science and Network Alliances

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Madeleine Braun

Madeleine Braun

Vice President, Operations and Partnerships, JAX Data Science

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MEGHAN FINN Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Meghan Finn

Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

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Paul Flicek

Paul Flicek, D.Sc.

Chief Data Science Officer

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Andy Greene, Interim Vice President for Research

Andy Greene

Senior Vice President for Research

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Dan Hoag

Dan Hoag

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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Mitchell Kennedy Headshot

Mitchell Kennedy

Executive Vice President, The Jackson Laboratory and President, JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services

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Gina Rodriguez, advancement, vice president

Gina Rodriguez

Senior Vice President of Advancement

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Emily Schorer, Chief Human Resources Officer

Emily Schorer

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Charles Wray Headshot

Charles Wray

Vice President for Education

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Jens Reuter

Jens Rueter

Chief Medical Officer, JAX; Medical Director, MCGI

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