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The Helix Fund is the engine behind JAX’s cutting-edge research, advanced scientific technologies, and educational programs. Support the Helix Fund today to help us shape the future of human health through lifesaving research.

The Helix Fund Signature Societies recognize Helix Fund donors who give $1,000 or more in cumulative current use gifts each year to the Laboratory. The Signature Societies are named after distinguished JAX scientists whose groundbreaking discoveries improved our understanding of disease and led to better treatments for patients today.

Named after Douglas Coleman, who greatly increased our understanding of the genetic and hormonal bases for obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Your privileges include: View privileges…

Events with JAX leaders

  • Invitations to exclusive Forum for Discovery events, where you can hear directly from JAX researchers and leaders how we are shaping the future of precision medicine and accelerating the discovery of new ways to prevent, treat and cure heart disease, immune disorders, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many more diseases.

  • Invitation to the private JAXtaposition speaker series, featuring TED-style talks on diseases and research advances from leading JAX scientists.

Exclusive communications

  • Receive the JAX Annual Report.
  • Receive our magazine, Search, three times per year and enjoy articles that showcase the ways in which, together, we are advancing biomedical research to improve human health.
  • Receive Leading the Search e-newsletter. These updates will keep you informed on how JAX is finding more effective, precise and personalized ways to treat, prevent and cure diseases.

Public recognition

Learn more about Douglas Coleman
Douglas Coleman Donor Honor Roll View Douglas Coleman Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (4)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Adair
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adelman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Curtis G. Anderson
  • Mr. Matthew R. Andruchow
  • Dr. Karen Artzt
  • Patty Bacon
  • Dr. David Baltimore and Alice S. Huang
  • Jean Marc and Marian Bara
  • Robert and Betsy Shack Barbanell
  • Mrs. Lydia Barnes
  • Bass-Grossman Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
  • Bruce and Martha Bauer
  • Carolyn Bennett
  • Gail W. Berry, M.D.
  • Robert and Genie Birch
  • Otis W. Brawley, M.D.
  • James and Lee Broder
  • Pamela Brown '71
  • Stuart '57 and Jean Brown
  • Mr. Richard H. Bullock and Ms. Carol E. Woolman
  • Dr. Carol Bult
  • Sandra D. Carpenter
  • Richard and Pat Carr
  • Coleman H. and Jo Champlin Casey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Chalk
  • Dr. and Mrs. Hsin Cheng Chao
  • Harry Charlston and Mary Ann Charlston
  • Barbara and Irving Cohen
  • Tom Craig
  • Mrs. Edith LaC. Dabney
  • Mrs. Jeanne Cahill Davis
  • Mr. Michael P. Dilworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Doss
  • Alexandra and William Dove
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wells B. Dow
  • John M. and Carolyn B. Eckert
  • Bill and Helen Elkins
  • Gregory and Judith Fergin
  • Heidi and David Fitz
  • John and Jacqueline Fitzpatrick
  • Denis M. Forster
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Foulke Jr.
  • Paul and Carol Fremont-Smith
  • Dr. Jeffrey Friedman
  • Thomas Gelehrter '54
  • Ms. Pamela Gleichman and Mr. Karl Norberg
  • Paul A. Godley, M.D.
  • Kevin and Karen Greene
  • Aimee Smith and Tracy Harding
  • Penelope P. Harris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Harwood III
  • Julia Helms
  • Randy and Janis Henry
  • Andrew Hirschberg
  • Mr. Leo A. Holt
  • Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall
  • William and Jeanne Johnson
  • Anthony Johnson
  • Thomas P. Jones
  • Ed and Ann Kania
  • Mrs. Jacquelynn Kaufman
  • Jack and Maggie Kelley
  • Chris and Kathleen Koch
  • Larry and Marilyn Kopke
  • Julius and Patricia Krevans
  • Mr. Robert James Kriss
  • Carol and David '66 Kyner
  • Sam and Nancy Ladd
  • Michelle and Steve Lando
  • Kate and Rick Lannamann
  • Charles Lee, Ph.D.
  • Mr. Dwight E. Lee
  • Edward Leiter
  • Leo X. Liu, M.D.
  • Ms. Louise Lopez
  • John and Tamara Lundgren
  • Kathryn MacLeod
  • Baxter and Barbara Maffett
  • Susan Mathews and Stephen Hoffing
  • Mr. and Mrs. David McClellan
  • Richard Metz
  • Thea Michailides
  • Charles and Judith Micoleau
  • George J. and Heather M. Mitchell
  • Michael '80 and Katharine '80 Morley
  • Stephanie B. Rubin Morris '83
  • David D. Myers, D.V.M., Ph.D.
  • Auro and Priya Nair
  • Mr. and Mrs. James W. Noyes
  • Stuart and Roslyn Orkin
  • Mr. John B. Overton and Dr. Ruth Overton
  • Virginia E. Papaioannou '67
  • Mr. Michael A. Papale III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm E. Peabody
  • Joyce and David Peterson
  • R. Anderson Pew
  • Stephen Pilder and Susan Waddington-Pilder
  • Mary and William Purdy
  • Tom Reynolds '76 and Mariluz Villa
  • Lloyd and Lee Reynolds
  • Priscilla E. Richardson
  • Sarah Ritter
  • Bill and Sonnie Robb
  • C. Ruth Roberts
  • Elizabeth S. Roberts '64
  • David and Susan Rockefeller
  • Richard W. and Linda Jackson Roeckelein
  • Yijun Ruan, Ph.D.
  • Anne Russell
  • Robert and Anne Sargent
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Tom Sawyer, Jr.
  • Jeffrey and Amie Schantz
  • Elizabeth C. Schermerhorn-Apgar, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Rosalind A. Segal '74
  • Dave '91 and Suzanne Serreze
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Shand
  • Warren L. Simpson Jr.
  • Ms. Swati Sinha and Mr. Davanum Srinivas
  • Grace K. Stanek
  • Irwin and Arlyn Stein
  • Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D.
  • Donald Stern '71
  • George Strawbridge, Jr.
  • Raymond H. Taylor
  • Patricia Tipton
  • Rocco P. and Anne Marie Triolo Charitable Gift Fund
  • Linda and Hubert Van Peenen
  • Bill and Kathy Vandegrift
  • Drs. Candace and Edward Walworth
  • Ms. Paula Renee Webster
  • Dr. Nancy Weiland '60
  • Erica and George Weinstock
  • Peter and Pam Wellin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Wheeler Jr.
  • Bill and Debbie Wight
  • Jonathan and Sydney Winthrop
  • Yuan-Lin Yang
  • Karl and Dian Zeile
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen W. Zern
  • Karen Zielinski and Constance Crocker
Named after Margaret Green, who maintained and expanded a comprehensive map of the mouse genome over a period of more than 20 years.

Your privileges include all Douglas Coleman Signature Society privileges, plus:

Tours of JAX facilities

  • Access to behind-the-scenes tours of our JAX campuses in both Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Connecticut.
Learn more about Margaret Green
Margaret Green Donor Honor Roll View Margaret Green Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (1)
  • Arthur Aleshire
  • Robert B. Binswanger, Ph.D.
  • Bruce and Susan Birren
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Burks
  • Mr. and Mrs. David E. Burks
  • Mr. James V. Burks
  • Mr. Marvin L. Conney
  • R & V Cushman Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
  • L. William and Marie H. Demaso
  • Mr. William E. Fowler and Ms. Mary C. Wolf
  • Peter and Susan Geiger
  • Suzie and Arthur Gowie
  • Mr. Phil Harriman
  • Ms. Christine G. Hayworth
  • Leslie A. Houghton, Ph.D. '77
  • Rue Judd
  • Mr. and Mrs. John N. Kelly
  • Laurin and Dr. Norman Kleiman
  • Allan and Joan Kleinman
  • Michael Lebel
  • Gregory Leet and Albie Micklich
  • Bob and Lois McKown
  • Mr. I. Wistar Morris III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Neilson
  • Rosemary G. O'Brien and Joanne Schindelheim
  • Nancy C. Page Blackburn
  • Kylie Rosenstock
  • John and Nancy Ryan
  • Mr. Louis B. Schatz
  • Mary W. Schley M.D. '50
  • Mr. Winthrop A. Short
  • Dr. and Mrs. William S. Sly
  • Kathleen M. Sutton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tedone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Vittorini
  • Ms. Mary Kate Wold
Named after Elizabeth "Tibby" Russell, who performed the first successful bone marrow transplant in mice.

Your privileges include all Margaret Green Signature Society privileges, plus:

Events with JAX leaders

  • Invitation to four Discovery lunches with faculty and leadership covering different disease and research program areas, including Alzheimer’s, addiction, cancer, diabetes, rare diseases and more.

Exclusive communications

  • Receive periodic round-up news emails highlighting JAX research reported in the media.
Learn more about Tibby Russell
Tibby Russell Donor Honor Roll View Tibby Russell Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Robert Alvine
  • Mrs. Lizabeth Becton-Read
  • Richard and Susan Bingham Fund
  • Michael J. Blessing, Esq.
  • Mark and Recia Blumenkranz
  • Frank and Barbara Boyle
  • Nancy Brown
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Cabot
  • Ronald and Marlene Carpenter
  • Dr. Diane B. Cloud and Sanford Cloud, Jr. Esq.
  • Joseph M. Cohen
  • Kathleen and Randy Corbet
  • J Taylor and Suzanne Crandall
  • Lise DeSimone
  • Ms. Josephine Detmer
  • Rogie Dickey
  • Mr. Ross Dworman
  • Mr. Paul Emple
  • Jacqueline Fawcett, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Feith
  • Stephen Fletcher
  • JoAnne Goodnight
  • Mrs. Francoise M. Haasch-Jones and Mr. Rhett L. Jones
  • Anthony '75 and Linda Helstosky
  • Ms. Jean Hoffman
  • GayLynn and Mel Jackson
  • Weslie R. Janeway
  • Samantha Knowlton, M.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Kogod
  • Fernand and Nicole Lamesch
  • Marion H. Lavy
  • Mr. Sam R. Little
  • Dr. and Mrs. Edison T. Liu
  • Katy Longley
  • Drs. Diane Louie and Paul Rothenberg
  • Barry and Teresa Luke
  • Jane C. MacElree
  • Reginald McManus
  • Lusia Milch
  • Carolyn Hansen Montgomery
  • Ginger More
  • Dorothy Suzi Osher
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peck
  • Lou and Joan Perry
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius B. Prior Jr.
  • Charles M. Rice
  • Arthur Rock and Toni Rembe
  • David E. Shaw
  • Hon. and Dr. Warren M. Silver
  • Irving I. Silverman
  • Janice Stanton
  • Howsie Stewart
  • Mr. Carl W. Stiewe and Ms. Maike Rohde
  • Peter Stogis
  • Miguel Browne and Silvija Strikis
  • The Alexis and Susan Te Charitable Foundation, a Donor Advised Fund of The Renaissance Charitable Foundation
  • Nick and Joan Thorndike
  • Ms. Pamela M. Thye
  • Ms. Hedda W. Von Goeben
  • Paul and Helen Weaver
  • Mr. Caspar Weinberger Jr.
  • Diana and Bill Wister
  • Mr. Brian F. Wruble
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees
Named after Nobel Prize winner George Snell, who is considered the father of immunogenetics.

Your privileges include all Tibby Russell Signature Society privileges, plus:

Events with JAX leaders

  • Access to JAX online curricula for in-depth scientific learning experiences.
  • Invitation to join other George Snell Signature Society members for dinner with JAX President and CEO Edison Liu, M.D., in Bar Harbor, Maine, or Farmington, Connecticut.
  • Invitation to a private event in New York City or Boston with President and CEO Edison Liu, M.D.
Learn more about George Snell
George Snell Donor Honor Roll View George Snell Donor Honor Roll…
  • Mr. Thomas Barry
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Byrd
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lou J. D'Ambrosio
  • Julie Daum
  • Anthony DeChellis/Fortunata Foundation
  • Gillian E. Ehrich
  • Steven B. Fink, J.D.
  • John and Carole German
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Gerrity
  • John A. Gibbons Jr.
  • Cynthia S. Johnson
  • Mrs. Christine Kiernan
  • Dr. Donna A. King '75
  • Richard and Theresa Lubman
  • Neal Milch
  • Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust
  • Frank and Kimberly Moss
  • Paul A. and Dartha C. Reid
  • Dr. Willys K. Silvers '49, '50
  • Mrs. Priscilla E. Smith
  • Mr. Donald H. Swan
  • S. Tucker Taft and Phyllis R. Yale
  • Sonny and Christine Whelen
  • Roger A. Williamson
  • Suzanne and Berton Zbar

Catalyst Circle members are Helix Fund donors who have chosen to advance JAX’s mission through ongoing monthly gifts. By giving just $30, $20 or even $10 a month, you are fueling revolutionary genetics and genomics research at JAX – all to help people live longer, healthier lives.

As a Catalyst Circle member, you will receive:

  • Special communications
  • A Catalyst Circle charter membership card
  • Your name listed in the Catalyst Circle honor roll
  • An exclusive JAX luggage tag, so that you can share your commitment to finding cures with your friends and family.
  • Less mail from JAX (because we’ll know we can rely on your consistent support).

Additional Information

  • Your gift may be designated to a particular disease or educational program.
  • The Helix Fund does not include gifts to endowments or capital funds.