JAX Research Centers

JAX centers combine robust funding, deep expertise and a collaborative mindset to accelerate discovery in complex disease and other research areas. By bringing together extensive resources and multiple perspectives, the centers support long-term, innovative research into cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, addiction, and more.

JAX Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction

The Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction (CSNA) aims to identify the biological relationships between the stages and patterns of cocaine addiction and behaviors that predict drug abuse.

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JAX Center for Aging Research

The JAX Center for Aging Research's long-term goal is to build a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms at work in lifespan and health span. We focus our diverse expertise in biology and genomics on the problems and disorders…

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JAX Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

To understand disease mechanisms and ultimately develop effective therapies for AD, it is essential we apply state-of-the-art approaches to generate the next generation of more predictive animal models and make these models widely…

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JAX Cancer Center

The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center (JAXCC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center complemented by institutional education, resource and service initiatives that support cancer research world-wide. The JAXCC comprises approximately 50 members with multidisciplinary…

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JAX Center for Precision Genetics

The Jackson Laboratory Center for Precision Genetics (JCPG) seeks to create and validate new, precise animal models of incurable and genetically complex human diseases. The JCPG was initiated in 2015 as one of three NIH-funded Pilot…

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JAX Center for Rare and Orphan Diseases

350 million people are affected by rare and orphan disease. The JAX Center for Rare and Orphan Diseases  conducts research to better treat these diseases.

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Roux Family Center for Genomics and Computational Biology

The center enables scientists to harness the full power of genomic technologies and computational strategies and use them to analyze the human genome to discover new and better ways of…

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