Farmington, Conn. – Yu-Hui Rogers, site director of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, was among the winners at the Connecticut Technology Council’s 11th annual Women of Innovation Awards Gala in Southington, Conn., on April 1.
Of the 56 women honored at the event, Rogers was among the 10 category winners, for Large Business Innovation and Leadership. Rogers was cited for leading the JAX Genomic Medicine administration and operations team in establishing the new research institute in Connecticut.
“I wasn’t me who won,” Rogers said; “it was JAX Genomic Medicine. This award attests to the importance of our mission and efforts. As the child of a deceased cancer patient, I have nothing but gratitude and admiration for the efforts of all my colleagues at JAX in finding cures and better treatment options for cancer. I am so proud to be part of the team.”
Rogers joined The Jackson Laboratory in 2012. Previously, she was the vice president of core technology development at the J. Craig Venter Institute, where she was responsible for technology development and a large-scale genomic operation. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of a high-throughput sequencing pipeline that enabled the completion of the first human genome sequence at Celera Genomics.
Another winner that evening has ties to The Jackson Laboratory: Anubhuti Mathur, a Glastonbury High School student who participated in the Laboratory’s 2014 Summer Student Program, won the Youth Leadership and Innovation category award.
The Connecticut Technology Council is Connecticut's industry association for the technology sector. CTC's mission is to connect people, ideas and opportunities to the global technology and innovation community. CTC provides members with business assistance and specialized programs, in addition to promoting and supporting public policies that globally position Connecticut's "culture of innovation" that helps attract great ideas and entrepreneurs to develop new jobs and wealth for the state.
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. It employs 1,700 staff, and its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
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Photo caption: Winners of the Connecticut Technology Councils 11th annual Women of Innovation Awards include, from left, Yu-Hui Rogers, site director of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and winner of the Large Business Innovation & Leadership category; and Anubhuti Mathur, a Glastonbury High School student who participated in The Jackson Laboratorys 2014 Summer Student Program, who won the Youth Leadership and Innovation category award. Photo by Lissa Olbeter.
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