Here at JAX, our team of nearly 3,000 people are working toward one goal — to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is a world leader in mammalian genetics and human genomics research. Founded in 1929 to uncover the genetic basis of cancer, JAX is an independent, non-profit research organization with locations in Maine, Connecticut, California, Japan and China.
Long renowned for its mice and data resources used for biomedical research around the globe, JAX provides a unique bridge across experimental, translational and clinical contexts. Our research faculty integrate mouse genetics and human genomics to understand the underlying causes of human health and disease. Several research centers coordinate efforts around a variety of disease areas, yet there are no formal research departments within JAX. This facilitates an environment of intra-organizational collaborative science, resulting in an multidisciplinary research program that provides a broad scope for inquiry and catalyzes discovery across the spectrum of basic, translational and preclinical research.
In addition to research supported by the NIH, DOD and foundation funding sources, generous philanthropic donations have led to the establishment of a series of endowed faculty chairs, providing leading faculty members with additional support to take their research in bold and innovative directions.