The Jackson Laboratory Alumni Association

Alumni of our Summer Student, Postdoctoral and Predoctoral programs are encouraged to stay involved with the Laboratory through the Alumni Association

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Our goal is to:

  • Build and maintain strong, lifelong relationships with alumni and keep them connected to the Laboratory's mission
  • Assist in disseminating information to alumni relating to the Laboratory
  • Foster networking and kinship among alumni
  • Unite all alumni in support of The Jackson Laboratory

Why connect?

  • Your response can help increase funding opportunities for The Jackson Laboratory’s Summer Student and Post/Pre Doc Programs
  • Special invitations to Alumni meet-ups and other networking or special  events
  • Receive our  publication the Search three times per year and enjoy articles that showcase the ways in which we are advancing biomedical research
  • Receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter with the latest news and updates about JAX

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This year 46 students from around the United States were able to participate in the 2017 Summer Student Program. As their summer at The Jackson Laboratory comes to a close,
we are extremely proud to extend to you an invitation to their Symposium and Commencement Ceremonies taking place in both Bar Harbor, ME and Farmington, CT, this August.

Maine Summer Student Symposium and Commencement:

Thursday, August 10, 2017
   Symposium starts at 8:15 a.m.
   Commencement starts at 5:00 p.m.
   Hors d'oeuvres reception to follow

The Jackson Laboratory
   600 Main Street
   Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Connecticut Summer Student Symposium and Commencement
Friday, August 11, 2017
   Symposium starts at 1:00 p.m.
   Commencement starts at 5:00 p.m
   Hors d'oeuvres reception to follow

The Jackson Laboratory
  10 Discovery Drive
  Farmington, CT 06030

RSVP Required. Please contact Heather at or call 207.288.1482 to register

We are incredibly grateful by the overwhelming generosity and support our alumni have shown to the Laboratory  over the years. On behalf of the entire JAX community, and especially our future students, I want to say thank you for being an essential part of our team.

Questions?  Contact Heather at 207-288-1482 or at

Research in Action

Quick links

  • Donna King, JAX Summer Student Class of 1975

    Donna King, alumna of the JAX Summer Student program, Class of 1975, talks about her career and continued support of The Jackson Laboratory.

  • Robert Lanza, Jackson Laboratory Alumni The Search Magazine Article November 12, 2015

    Cultivating a curious mind

    Former Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Robert Lanza is a bit of a bioscience rock star — using stem cell therapy to lead the way into the emerging field of regenerative medicine. He credits JAX SSP in helping shape who he is today, both as a person and as a scientist.