JAX has used the mouse as the experimental model for mammalian genetics and human disease research since its inception, and its accumulated resources in mouse data and expertise — in addition to its vast repository of mouse strains — are unmatched in the world.
With the establishment of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in 2012, JAX has established itself as a leading human genomics research institute, leveraging human data and clinical collaborations to accelerate the translation of research findings to the clinic.
Employing powerful new technologies such as high-throughput sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9-based genetic engineering, JAX’s research program uses both human patient and experimental model data to develop unprecedented insights into normal function and dysfunction associated with disease. The broad interests of its faculty and its collaborative environment provide a myriad of opportunities to connect across traditional disciplines and merge basic and translational research. The result is a unique, growing and dynamic biomedical research effort that is improving methodologies and driving discovery to address biology’s most difficult challenges and medicine’s most intractable complex diseases.
JAX provides its research faculty and staff an extensive array of shared scientific services and research support programs. These resources offer the latest equipment and technologies and they are staffed with highly skilled dedicated personnel.