Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Programs

Exceptional opportunities for PhD and postdoctoral research and training in a unique scientific environment.

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  • Leah Graham

    Cooperative Ph.D. Training

    JAX offers PhD. students an exceptional opportunity to gain expertise in mammalian genetics and genomics in partnership with our degree-granting partner universities U Conn, Tufts, and U Maine.

  • Jeremy Racine

    JAX Postdoctoral Scholars

    The JAX Scholar award offers exceptional early-career scientists the opportunity to develop their independent research program at The Jackson Laboratory in preparation for the next step in their scientific career.

  • Postdoctoral Training

    JAX offers postdocs a unique research environment with access to unparalleled mammalian genetics resources, scientific services, and professional development programs.

  • Eunhee Yi, new cancer research, glioblastoma Press Release September 24, 2018

    Brain cancer’s lethal differences: tracking extra DNA

    Postdoctoral Associate Eunhee Yi has been awarded a $100,000 fellowship from the American Brain Tumor Association to discover how glioblastoma becomes so aggressive.

  • Young baby Profile Story May 28, 2018

    The future of aging

    University of Arizona researcher George Sutphin had never touched a mouse before he arrived as a postdoctoral associate in the Korstanje lab at The Jackson Laboratory. Now he depends on the mouse and other models as he works to develop new clinical interventions to extend healthy human lifespan and treat age-associated disease.

  • Stress, addiction research, genetics of addiction, price dickson Research Highlight April 16, 2018

    How does genetics influence drug addiction?

    Postdoctoral Associate Price Dickson, Ph.D., is working to discover the genetic underpinnings that make individuals susceptible or resistant to addiction in the face of chronic stress.

  • Pete Williams Search Magazine January 05, 2017

    Under pressure: protecting neurons from glaucoma

    Pete Williams, Ph.D., is researching how to protect the optic nerve from changes in intraocular pressure caused by glaucoma, which would offer hope to patients suffering from gradual, irreversible vision loss.

  • Andrew Garrett, Ph.D. Search Magazine July 18, 2016

    Andrew Garrett uncovers the rules of the retina

    Andrew Garrett, a postdoctoral researcher at The Jackson Laboratory, likes complexity. In particular, the complexity that underlies the retina.