The latest press releases from The Jackson Laboratory
JAX online Disease Navigator tool will enable heart disease researchers to access genomic data shared by humans and animal models.
Chang studies cell metabolism in tumor and immune cells, with the aim of developing new treatment approaches for cancers and immunologic diseases.
New website provides unified access to comparative genetics and genomics data.
Research at Nationwide Children’s and The Jackson Laboratory will provide new strategies to protect young children from invasive infections.
National Cancer Institute awards $2M grant to fund joint PDX data center to integrate, share and analyze cancer treatment data for research community.
Five-year, $25 million grant distributed among nine research institutes in the United States.
Research in skin microorganisms could lead to better therapies for skin and infectious diseases.
Ke focuses on the role of RNA function in health and disease, including cancer.
Grant to JAX Professor Derya Unutmaz, M.D., part of multi-institutional research effort to understand and treat Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Research by Krish Kizhatil, Ph.D., could lay the groundwork for identifying more effective glaucoma treatments.
Mouse models for acute myeloid leukemia are available with a wide range of genetic mutations and growth profiles more closely mimic the human population.
Catherine Kaczorowski will use National Institute on Aging funding to seek targets for treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D., has been recognized by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research for her efforts toward gaining a better understanding of cognitive aging.
JAX scientists to explore genetic mechanisms in retinitis pigmentosa, other heritable retinal disorders.
New JAX assistant professor Ryan Tewhey, PhD., explores genetic variants that affect gene regulation.
BJ Bormann has joined nonprofit biomedical research institution, The Jackson Laboratory, as vice president, translational science and network alliances.
Zhengqing Ouyang will analyze role of RNA structure in neurological disorders, cancer and other diseases.
Research by Yanjiao Zhou will explore microbiome mechanisms leading to MS and preventive potential of intermittent fasting.
Research by Duygu Ucar will explore why our immune system deteriorates as we age.
A new five-year federal research grant totaling $3,322,009 to JAX Associate Professor Greg Cox will fund studies of a new mouse model for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
New collaboration expands access to leading-edge research capabilities to find new treatments for life-threatening diseases.
A JAX-led research team detects gene expression patterns distinct from those of the surrounding immune cells, and characterizes the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Two subsets of dendritic cells work together to activate T cells against a virus, reports a research team led by JAX Professor Karolina Palucka
The sex of animals frequently has an effect in biomedical research and therefore should be considered in the study of science, report an international team of scientists including The Jackson Laboratory.
Crown Bioscience and The Jackson Laboratory have announced an agreement to improve the development and accessibility of innovative research models and preclinical services to the global biomedical research community.
Christine Beck, Ph.D., a genomics expert in transposable elements and their impact on human disease, will join The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and UConn Health as their fifth joint-appointed faculty.
The prestigious 2017 ELSI Congress was hosted by UConn Health and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine June 5-7 in Farmington, Conn.
Discoveries in JAX-founded Collaborative Cross, Diversity Outbred populations show value of multi-parent model organism systems
The Jackson Laboratory will expand into China through a strategic collaborative clinical genomics research agreement with three groups in Wenzhou, a prefecture-level city in China's southeastern Zhejiang province.
JAX researchers, collaborators block B-cell AID, prevent diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice
The institution signed on 315 employees and received $12.7 M in grants in 2016.
A five-year National Institute on Aging grant to JAX Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski will fund genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
Genomics and Society: Expanding the ELSI Universe is a three-day conference on the myriad issues that spring from the ethical, legal and social implications of genomic research.
In a paper published in Aging Cell, Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professor Ron Korstanje, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow George Sutphin, Ph.D., and colleagues discovered 46 novel longevity-related genes and identified three genes that especially warrant further study.
Currently there are no effective cures for age-related macular degeneration and other heritable retinal diseases.
A select group of students will soon join the front lines of cutting-edge genetics research thanks to a new academic collaboration between The Jackson Laboratory and College of the Atlantic.
Specific genetic mutations in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease that worsen peripheral nerve damage could be a helpful biomarker for predicting the severity of a given case of CMT.
A grant from the Human Frontier Science Program it JAX Professor Yijun Ruan will fund study of the role of the 3D genome in learning, memory and epilepsy
Winners will represent Maine at prestigious International Science Fair; scholarships from The University of Maine, College of the Atlantic, and University of Southern Maine awarded to promising high school scientists.
It's time to update the old “bench-to-bedside” shorthand, researchers at JAX, NHGRI and institutions across the U.S. declare.
Single-cell signatures of colorectal tumors can provide more targeted diagnosis and treatment
The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative has accomplished key milestones toward its mission of partnering with clinical institutions and oncology practices in Maine to help cancer patients across the state.
Two grants from the U.S. Department of Defense totaling $2.8 million will support Jackson Laboratory (JAX) research in one of the most deadly forms of breast cancer, known as triple-negative breast cancer.
A two-year NIH grant to JAX totaling $455,000 will support research to improve the accuracy and efficiency of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.
Auro Nair, Ph.D., has been promoted to president of JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and JAX Genomic Medicine begin clinical study using JAX ActionSeq Plus™ to identify additional treatment options for patients with cancers of unknown primary.
New research shows that simply adding vitamin B3 to the drinking water of mice predisposed to glaucoma can prevent the debilitating eye disease.
Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D., will begin his role as Presidential Distinguished Professor at UConn School of Medicine and professor at The Jackson Laboratory this summer.
The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded a grant totaling $6,727,904 over four years to JAX Professor Yijun Ruan to launch a center for the 3-D mapping of the human and mouse genomes.
Cancer cells hijack a mechanism that enables stem cells and germ cells to continue dividing, by reactivating telomerase. A research team led by JAX Professor Roel Verhaak reports on the discovery that, in about 35 percent of cancers, TERT promoter methylation is the key to cancer cells' success in maintaining telomeres and surviving.
Genomics pioneer and bioinformatics expert Mark Adams, Ph.D. will enhance the The Jackson Laboratory’s large-scale microbiome initiatives.
Dozens of employees and dignitaries braved the frigid temperatures today to celebrate the ceremonial “topping out” of the new Center for Biometric Analysis at The Jackson Laboratory.
Grant funding will support Basile Tarchini’s studies into how defects in the architecture of sensory cells perceiving sounds cause hereditary hearing deficits.
Gregory Leet will lead global development, communications and trustee relations at JAX.
Edison T. Liu, M.D. of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Three Connecticut research institutions are partnering with a prestigious counterpart in Israel to fill a research void that exists in the area of metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, which affect billions of people worldwide.
Caribou has granted JAX non-exclusive worldwide rights to use its CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property to create genetically engineered mice for research purposes.
Kaczorowski is a neuroscientist who works to identify early causative events that underlie cognitive deficits associated with normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, has been appointed a Jackson Laboratory assistant professor.
Baker explores the genetic and molecular regulatory system controlling the location and rate of meiotic recombination, the process that generates new genetic variation in sexually reproducing organisms.
JAX is in the early stages of working to reach a collaborative clinical genomics research agreement in China to better understand genomic propensities to disease.
Comprehensive suite of genome editing technologies will enable custom-made mouse models for studying human disease.
Joint appointment with Connecticut Children's Medical Center and the UConn School of Medicine will foster development of new genomic technologies for pediatric brain and bone cancers, create advanced treatments for patients.
A new grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Jackson Laboratory Associate Professor Greg Carter, Ph.D., will fund the development of new computational tools to analyze vast amounts of genomic data to understand how multiple genes interact in complex diseases.
Grant provides $25 million to develop new treatments, future therapies based on precision modeling.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a four-year, $2,348,313 grant to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D., to develop better prevention and treatment strategies for pneumococcal pneumonia in elderly people, who are at elevated risk for illness and death from the disease.
New research finds that of 1,751 genes characterized by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium to date, nearly one third are essential for life.
Jacqueline White, Ph.D., a scientific manager who has led large-scale laboratory animal operations in the United Kingdom, will direct The Jackson Laboratory’s (JAX) new Center for Biometric Analysis (CBA), now under construction on the institution’s Bar Harbor, Maine, headquarters campus.
JAX has entered into a sponsored research agreement with bioMérieux USA to develop more precise diagnostics for pathogens and their antimicrobial resistances in infectious diseases.
A grant of $225,000 from the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc., will provide funding to support a postdoctoral fellow at The Jackson Laboratory.
The Jackson Laboratory and Shoreline Biome are partnering to develop new ways to study the microbiome and develop new diagnostic approaches for disease-causing pathogens.
The spleen’s mechanisms for responding to blood-borne antigens mirror those in immune responses in other sites of the body, and could potentially be harnessed to prevent life-threatening immune responses in patients requiring frequent blood transfusions.
Experts say the success of precision medicine — developing therapies based on an individual patient’s unique genetic profile and lifestyle — will depend on continued research into basic biology and disease mechanisms using animal models.
New JAX resource will accelerate the creation, distribution and use of high-priority mouse models for Charcot-Marie-Tooth research.
The Jackson Laboratory has named medical oncologist Jens Rueter, M.D., to the newly created position of medical director for the Maine Cancer Genomics initiative.
Next Gen Ph.D.: A Guide to Career Paths in Science, a new book by Melanie V. Sinche, director of education at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine, provides tips and strategies for finding rewarding jobs in the sciences.
Martin F. Pera, Ph.D., is a leading stem cell researcher with interests in neuroscience and regenerative medicine. He will join The Jackson Laboratory in January 2017.
The discovery offers a potential therapeutic target for certain inflammatory disorders, such as asthma, Churg-Strauss syndrome and hypereosinophilic syndrome, that are characterized by abnormal myeloid cell lifespan.
The NIH has made a five-year grant totaling $11,714,623 to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to create a new Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction headed by Associate Professor Elissa Chesler.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award a total of $28,305,235 to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) over five years to fund phase 2 of the Knockout Mouse Production and Phenotyping Project (KOMP2).
The Jackson Laboratory celebrated the groundbreaking for its new, state-of-the-art vivarium, a facility to maintain research mouse models, at the institution’s Ellsworth, Maine, location.
Sheng Li, Ph.D., a scientist who develops computational tools and studies cancer epigenomics, has been appointed an assistant professor at The Jackson Laboratory.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers, with collaborators at The Jackson Laboratory, have found evidence that bone marrow transplantation may one day be beneficial to a subset of patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disorder more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Jackson Laboratory (JAX) researchers have found a precise and reliable way — whole-genome profiling of open chromatin — to identify the kind of cell that leads to a given case of leukemia, a valuable key to cancer prognosis and outcome
The American Medical Association (AMA), in partnership with Scripps Translational Science Institute (Scripps) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), have announced a new online program aimed at educating physicians and other health care professionals on the benefits and limitations of genetic testing and when it is appropriate to incorporate it into their practices.
Verhaak will join JAX from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Department of Genomic Medicine.
The Jackson Laboratory’s Gene Expression Database will receive a total of $10.5 million in support over the next five years from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a grant totaling $3.4 million over five years to Jackson Laboratory Professor and Director of Immunological Sciences Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D.
Aimee Monroy Smith, a government affairs professional with a background in legislative and grassroots advocacy for nonprofit organizations, is the new director of government relations for The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine.
Dr. Robinson is a computational biologist who develops bioinformatics resources and algorithms for translational research and medical care.
Center for Biometric Analysis will equip scientists with essential, cutting-edge tools for detecting and measuring extremely subtle signs of disease at the cellular level in specialized mice.
The newly created initiative will establish the Petit Family Foundation Summer Student Fellowship, Student Teacher Fellow, Teaching the Genome Generation Teacher Fellowship and Teaching the Genome Generation Implementation Fund.
Mingyang Lu, Ph.D., is a computational systems biologist who studies the complex genetics of cancer. He will join the JAX faculty in August.
JAX Assistant Professor Vivek Kumar will use the five-year grant to pinpoint genetic variants that increase susceptibility to addiction.
Multiplexed mass spectrometry paired with genetically varied mouse population yields broad insights.
Beth Dumont, Ph.D., a researcher focused on the cellular mechanisms that govern DNA inheritance, has joined The Jackson Laboratory faculty as an assistant professor.
Guangwen “Gary” Ren, Ph.D., who studies cancer therapy resistance and metastatic relapse, will join The Jackson Laboratory faculty as an assistant professor in October.
A charitable contribution of $8,410,000 from the Harold Alfond® Foundation will support The Jackson Laboratory’s efforts to enhance cancer diagnostics and treatment in Maine.
Alex Fine is one of eight predoctoral students who are receiving their Ph.D. training in mammalian genetics and genomic medicine in partnership with degree-granting programs at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Tufts University, and The University of Maine.
William Skarnes, Ph.D., an expert in stem cell engineering who began his career studying mouse developmental genetics, has been appointed director of cellular engineering at JAX.
Eating walnuts may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer, researchers at UConn Health and The Jackson Laboratory report in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
Derya Unutmaz, M.D., will receive five years of funding totaling $3,281,515 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to find better ways to diagnose and treat myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).
A research grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling $3,436,466 over four years will enable a Jackson Laboratory research group led by Senior Research Scientist Laura Reinholdt, Ph.D., to develop new data resources and mouse models to better understand Mendelian genetic disorders.
Female cancer patients may be able to retain their fertility during radiation and chemotherapy through treatments that target the DNA damage response in oocytes.
Paige Brown and Demetri Maxim, two Maine high school students who captured top honors at the Maine State Science Fair, are among the Grand Award winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Ariz., the world’s largest science fair.
The Jackson Laboratory, a global leader in mammalian cancer genetics modeling and education and human genomics, demonstrated that the albumin-based therapeutic, Tanzeum, had a six-fold increase in half-life in humanized FcRn mice with mouse albumin knocked out compared to when mouse albumin is present.
A Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health totaling $1,281,975 will support five years of funding for Teaching the Genome Generation™, The Jackson Laboratory’s innovative teacher professional development program designed to enhance genetics instruction in high school classrooms.
New understanding of how a class of lipids called sphingolipids are formed could shed light on mechanisms of epilepsy, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, paving the way to new treatment approaches, according to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) researchers and their collaborators.
Olga Anczuków, Ph.D., is a breast cancer researcher who investigates how changes in gene regulation contribute to cancer.
The Jackson Laboratory and Calico, a company focused on aging research and therapeutics, have announced a multi-year collaboration focused on applying mouse genetics to the study of aging.
S. Catherine (Katy) Longley of Brunswick, Maine, will join The Jackson Laboratory in August as vice president and chief financial officer.
The MGD provides free access to a wealth of genetic, genomic and biological data to the worldwide biomedical research community, and is a critical resource for advancing the emerging field of precision genomic medicine.
Middle school students from the science- and math-focused Talcott Mountain Academy of Avon, Conn., won a practice science bowl scrimmage at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) on April 7, against JAX researchers and other staff with advanced degrees.
Karolina Palucka, M.D., Ph.D., professor and associate director of cancer immunology at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), was among the honorees at the Connecticut Technology Council’s 12th Annual Women of Innovation Awards Gala in Plantsville, Conn., on April 6.
Research team led by JAX CEO Edison Liu has found the molecular fingerprint — and a potential therapy — for some of the deadliest cancers affecting women.
Boosting synaptic efficacy may help alleviate symptoms for patients with a neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2D (CMT2D).
Bangor High School students take second, third places
Maine State Science Fair takes place Saturday, March 19 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
The international Human Genome Organisation has named as its new president Charles Lee, Ph.D., FACMG, professor and scientific director of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Robert Braun, one of the nation's leading reproductive biologists, has been appointed to the endowment established by JAX Trustee Weslie Janeway.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine has now reached 200 employees.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has dramatically expanded access to the NSG™-SGM3 mouse model to scientists worldwide.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) raised a record amount of philanthropic support—over $11.5 million—for its mission in 2015, more than in any single year in its 86-year history.
Chia-Lin Wei, Ph.D., an international leader in genomics and sequencing, has joined The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) as director of genome technologies.
A new study published in The Journal of Immunology describes a novel regulatory link between miR-34a expression and apoptotic cell clearance from tissues, or efferocytosis, by resident macrophages. Further characterizing this mechanism may promote new treatment paradigms for individuals with diseases caused by defects in efferocytosis, such as some autoimmune disorders.
A new gene regulation and labeling platform dubbed "Casilio" is expanding researchers' ability to study gene function and chromosome structure.
Dennis J. Paustenbach, Ph.D., a pioneer in the health and environmental risk assessment industry, has made a $1 million planned gift to The Jackson Laboratory to support cancer and immunology research. The gift will establish an endowment called the Paustenbach Family Cancer and Immunology Research Fund.
Jackson Laboratory (JAX) cancer researcher Carol Bult, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Knowlton Family Chair, an endowed professorship newly established by Winthrop Knowlton, chairman emeritus of the Laboratory’s board of trustees.
A butterfly-shaped pigment accumulation in the macula of the eye, which can lead to severe vision loss in some patients, is due to mutations in the alpha-catenin 1 gene (CTNNA1), an international research consortium including a team from The Jackson Laboratory reports in Nature Genetics.
A $500,000 gift from the Libra Foundation of Portland, Maine, to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) will support technological and therapeutic innovations with exceptional potential to improve health care and biomedical science.
Protein factors are responsible for organizing chromosomes inside the nucleus in three dimensions (3D), forming a shape like a gift bow, with proteins aggregating as the central “knot” holding the ribbon-like loops of DNA when genes are organized for proper expression, or a tangled mess in the presence of certain mutations.
The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has named Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., F.Med.Sci., professor and scientific director of The Jackson Laboratory’s headquarters mammalian genetics campus, as a 2015 Fellow.
Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, Ph.D. of UConn Health and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
J. Travis Hinson, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist and researcher interested in bringing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of heart muscle diseases, will join the faculties of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and UConn Health.
Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., F.Med.Sci., professor and scientific director of mammalian genetics at The Jackson Laboratory, is the editor in chief of npj Regenerative Medicine, a new addition to the prestigious Nature journal group.
Cyteir is leveraging its expertise in DNA repair and genome instability to develop new targeted therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune disorders and more.
JAX researchers say structural deterioration associated with old age can be prevented by long-term aerobic exercise starting in mid-life.
In work involving several new generations of mouse model development, Jackson Laboratory (JAX) researchers have tested a therapeutic intervention for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that restores some function lost due to a mutation in one gene (SMN1) and amplifies the levels of protective genes (SMN2). Moreover, unlike current interventions, the therapy appears to work after symptoms of SMA have already appeared, and may not need to be administered directly into the central nervous system.
A $3.7 million grant has been awarded to Professor Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., to fund research into how the human genome is organized in the nucleus of the cell.
As part of a comprehensive relationship to advance cancer research and accelerate personalized genomic medicine, The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have launched seven joint research projects to study a variety of cancer types, including multiple myeloma, lung, breast, prostate and brain cancers. The projects bring together 28 scientists – 14 from each institution – to lead investigations ranging from basic science to the development of clinical therapies.
A mutation that increases the level of a special class of sphingolipids—molecules important to cell structure and signaling—can lead to neurodegeneration due to problems with neuronal membranes, reports a research team led by Jackson Laboratory Research Scientist Lihong Zhao, Ph.D. and Professor Patsy Nishina, Ph.D.
A consortium of international researchers, including Charles Lee, Ph.D., professor and scientific director at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and a distinguished professor of Ewha Womans University have reported findings from a massive research project exploring variations in the human genome, including structural variations.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has announced a grant of $3,567,446 to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Gareth Howell, Ph.D., and Harvard University Assistant Professor Beth Stevens, Ph.D., for research in mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease
A Jackson Laboratory-led research team has identified two druggable targets for gastric cancer through a genomic molecular profiling technique, and validated the findings in mouse models capable of hosting human tumors.
Six senior officials and scientists from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) will visit Ewha Womans University in Seoul for an International Joint Symposium on Genomic Medicine on Oct. 2.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has made a four-year, $1.6 million grant to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to expand its course offerings in mammalian genetics, genomics and associated technologies.
Technology investor David Roux is the new chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Jackson Laboratory.
Dr. Burgess is studying Charcot-Marie Tooth syndrome, a genetic neurological disorder that causes damage to the peripheral nerves, the bundles of nerve cell fibers that connect the brain and spinal cord to muscles and sensory organs.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a $612,500 grant to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Robert Burgess, Ph.D., for his work in understanding the genetic basis for a neurological disorder known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) syndrome.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Associate Professor Elissa Chesler, Ph.D., to develop online resources to aid researchers in the study of genes associated with alcoholism and addiction.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and the University of Connecticut have signed an agreement to launch a joint Single Cell Genomics Center.
Cookie’s Ride to Support Cancer Research at The Jackson Laboratory is Saturday, Oct. 3
The New York Academy of Medicine has awarded the prestigious 2015 Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize, recognizing the outstanding contributions of physicians and scientists working on the challenges of glaucoma, to Krishnakumar Kizhatil, Ph.D., an associate research scieintist in the laboratory of JAX Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Simon W.M. John.
A five-year, $9,971,936 grant from the National Institutes of Health will establish a new Center for Precision Genetics at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a major initiative involving several collaborating institutions, with the goal of finding solutions for life-threatening and genetically complex human diseases through new approaches to developing precision models of disease.
A $1.5 million gift to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) from Mr. Grant Sims and Ms. Patricia (Patty) Sims of Houston, Texas, will fund research in a rare, life-threatening motor disorder: spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress, or SMARD.
Jane’s Trust, a Boston-based philanthropic organization, has made a $75,000 grant to The Jackson Laboratory in support of "Teaching the Genome Generation," the Laboratory’s innovative teacher professional development education program.
Studying the gastric cancers of 15 Southeast Asian patients, researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, the Genome Institute of Singapore and other institutions identified five recurrent fusion genes, one of which appears to lead to cellular changes involved in acute gastritis and cancer.
The Jackson Laboratory’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the nonprofit organization a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Oh’s research to date has produced seminal findings on the microbial communities of the human skin.
One of Cheng’s recent achievements is the development of a new technique to activate multiple genes in mouse or human cells to help scientists understand transcription networks that underlie a variety of human diseases.
The Jackson Laboratory has appointed Steven Munger, Ph.D., to its research faculty as an assistant professor, after three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of JAX Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D.
Jackson Laboratory researchers report faster, higher throughput alternative to microinjection to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 system in mediated mouse genome editing
Media Advisory: Free public talk with Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chuck Hewett
Kenneth Fasman, Ph.D., named new Jackson Laboratory vice president for strategic initiatives
New online CME: Preparing patients for cancer genetic testing
Maine students enjoy success at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
The Jackson Laboratory, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute announce new cooperative agreement
$1.74 million Maine Technology Asset Fund award to support Jackson Laboratory Ellsworth facility
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine hosts annual meeting of New England Regional Genetics Group on May 1
Yu-Hui Rogers of The Jackson Laboratory among top category winners at Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation awards
JAX Laboratory has met significant organizational milestones and made important scientific progress at its new genomic medicine institute.
The Maine Center for Creativity announced its Maine Creative Industries Award will go to JAX and actor and cancer activist Patrick Dempsey.
Leroy C. Stevens, Ph.D., 1920-2015
International mammalian genetics leader Nadia Rosenthal joins The Jackson Laboratory as Scientific Director
Jackson Laboratory President and CEO Edison Liu, M.D., to kick off Maine Center for Creativity 2015 Creative Toolbox Art & Science Series
NIH, Jackson Laboratory researchers reveal link between powerful gene regulatory elements and autoimmune diseases
Cancer’s proteomic instability offers a new treatment approach, Jackson Laboratory researchers show
Two Jackson Laboratory researchers named to chairs in genomics, computational biology
The Jackson Laboratory names Stephanie Wasco as senior director, strategic communications and public relations
Auro Nair, Ph.D., promoted to general manager, JAX® Mice & Clinical and Research Services
Derya Unutmaz, M.D., is a human immunologist who studies the molecular mechanisms of T cells and their involvement in HIV.
CBIF has made a $500,000 grant to support a new collaboration between Yale University and JAX scientists.
Robert Gotwals, a collaborator in a JAX distance-learning program, was selected by the National Association of Biology Teachers to receive the 2014 Genetics Education Award.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) today announced that technology investor David Roux and his wife Barbara have gifted $10 million to support research and find cures for genetically-based diseases. The center will be based at the Laboratory’s locations in both Maine and Connecticut.
A new collaboration between The Jackson Laboratory and BIDMC brings together two of the world’s most sophisticated mouse model platforms used in genomic cancer research.
Vivek Kumar, Ph.D., has a background in neuroscience and specializes in addiction research. He will be joining the JAX faculty in late 2014.
The Rossi Foundation has pledged $1 million to establish a new research center at The Jackson Laboratory, dedicated to the study of neurobehavioral disorders.
Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory have discovered that mutations in the gene that produces tRNAs in the nervous system result in neurodegeneration.
Four Jackson Laboratory (JAX) scientists will receive grants for their cancer-related research from Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF).
JAX Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is hiring an associate program director for genomic education and developing plans to partner with schools and institutions across Connecticut.
Cyteir Therapeutics, spun out from JAX Laboratory to develop a new approach to cancer treatment, has received a $50,000 award from Janssen Labs.
The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center has once again earned the renewal of its Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Research aimed at developing germ cells in vitro should be held to especially rigorous scientific standards, according to the journal Cell.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) announce formal collaboration to produce and deliver high-quality educational programs to integrate genetic and genomic advances into healthcare.
JAX Laboratory & Wuhan Frasergen Bioinformatics to create facility in Wuhan, China, that will enable researchers to investigate cancers using novel drugs and immunotherapies.
Asst. Professors Jennifer Trowbridge, Ph.D., and Chengkai Dai, M.D., Ph.D., receive federal research grants to address questions about cancer set out by National Cancer Institute.
JAX Laboratory research team led by Professor Lenny Shultz, Ph.D., reports protein involved in wound healing and tumor growth potential therapeutic target.
Physicians can improve their ability to assess their patients’ cancer risk and screening needs by taking online CME training provided by The Jackson Laboratory.
Physicians can improve their ability to assess their patients’ cancer risk and screening needs by taking online CME training provided by The Jackson Laboratory.
Retired JAX Laboratory scientist Douglas Coleman, Ph.D., who elegantly addressed complex biological problems, died at his home in Lamoine, Maine, on April 16, 2014.
JAX Laboratory’s sound fiscal management practices have earned the nonprofit organization a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
National Cancer Institute awards $2.2 M grant to Professor Yijun Ruan for his research into the role of noncoding RNAs in cancer and other diseases.
The international Human Genome Organization (HUGO) will present its top award to Jackson Laboratory President and CEO Edison Liu, M.D.
JAX Laboratory Assistant Professor Gareth Howell, Ph.D., winner of the 2013 Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize from The New York Academy of Medicine.
Clinical oncologist and cancer immunologist A. Karolina Palucka, M.D., Ph.D., will join JAX Laboratory for Genomic Medicine as professor and associate director of cancer immunology.
Associate Professor Jeffrey Chuang, Ph.D., has been awarded a two-year, $519,000 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute for his studies of how RNA interacts with proteins to change how genes are expressed.
Three Jackson Laboratory researchers are on the 2014 list of the nation’s most promising young investigators in genomics research, presented by GenomeWeb, an influential publication in the field.
A research team led by Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor David Harrison, Ph.D., reports that acarbose, a drug that is frequently prescribed in Europe for type 2 diabetes, extends the lifespan of mice, with male mice showing a more pronounced effect than the females.
Researchers including Jackson Laboratory Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D., have found a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) difference in cocaine and methamphetamine response between two substrains of the C57BL/6 or "Black 6" inbred laboratory mouse, pointing to a particular gene as a regulator of response to the drugs, with a possible role in addiction.
The Jackson Laboratory is launching a two-year, statewide “virtual clinical trial” with $212,000 in grant funding from the Maine Cancer Foundation, with the goal of finding effective drug treatments for triple-negative breast cancer patients.
The Jackson Laboratory is now a California-licensed and CLIA-registered clinical laboratory.
Jackson Laboratory researchers have for the first time used gene profiling to detect early brain changes in the hypothalamus and early changes to insulin signaling in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
Genomics pioneer George Weinstock joins The Jackson Laboratory faculty
Life Technologies Corporation and The Jackson Laboratory announced today an agreement enabling JAX to use Life’s Transcription Activator-Like Effector technology.
A research team has published a report on the important role of "stretch enhancers"—long genomic sequences that act as a kind of rheostat to amp up gene expression levels—in coordinating cell type-specific regulatory programs.
A reception and talks by young Jackson Laboratory scientists and senior officials this month in Portland will benefit the Laboratory’s predoctoral and postdoctoral programs.
A Jackson Laboratory research team headed by Professor Ken Paigen, Ph.D., has received a five-year, $8.2 million grant to research early steps in the formation of sperm and eggs.
The Jackson Laboratory’s growing roster of educational initiatives now includes providing genetics and genomics education and information to healthcare professionals throughout the nation.
The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce presented its 2011 annual Environmental Leader Award to The Jackson Laboratory to recognize the institution’s ongoing efforts to promote a healthy environment and conserve energy.
Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professor Ron Korstanje, Ph.D., is now a Fellow of the American Heart Association.
MHMC recognizes Chuck Hewett and JAX for Maine healthcare leadership
Jennifer Trowbridge, Ph.D., a Jackson Laboratory cancer researcher, has received a four-year, $400,000 grant from The Ellison Medical Foundation as a New Scholar in Aging.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is now a Connecticut-licensed and CLIA-registered clinical laboratory qualified to accept and process clinical samples of human cells and tissues for DNA testing.
Type 2 diabetes expert Michael Stitzel, Ph.D., joins JAX Genomic Medicine faculty
A biomass boiler at The Jackson Laboratory that can burn wood pellets in place of fossil fuels has earned the designation "Renewable Energy Project of the Year" from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the northeastern U.S. region.
Economist, investor and author William H. Janeway says the innovation economy is stalled, and he envisions a plan for getting it back on track. Janeway will speak about the innovation economy at a free public talk at The Jackson Laboratory on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Internationally prominent immunologist Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D., will join The Jackson Laboratory as professor and director of immunological sciences.
The Institute for Systems Genomics at the University of Connecticut has awarded $1 million in funding to four collaborative research programs, with Jackson Laboratory investigators on each of the research teams.
The Maine Technology Institute has awarded The Jackson Laboratory a $25,000 grant to study a growth factor that could accelerate wound healing.
Ron Korstanje, Ph.D., a Jackson Laboratory researcher specializing in kidney disease, has been promoted to assistant professor.
Understanding how healthy bones develop, and what goes wrong in osteoporosis and other disorders, is the goal of a new collaborative research project by Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and UConn scientists, funded by a new five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
The Jackson Laboratory’s founder, Clarence Cook Little, lived in several different houses in Bar Harbor, Maine, during his tenure as director between 1929 and 1956.
First JAX Genomic Medicine joint recruit: Reinhard Laubenbacher named co-director of UConn Center for Quantitative Medicine
Kellie Guarino appointed to new Jackson Laboratory organizational development post
Elisabeth Adkins, a graduate student at The Jackson Laboratory studying the genetic basis of lupus, has won a fellowship from the Lupus Foundation of America for summer study.
Harvard genetics expert Charles Lee, Ph.D., has been appointed scientific director of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.
Meagan Currie and Harrison Pershing of Greely High School in Cumberland, Maine, each won awards at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 16 and 17.