Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine


The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit organization focusing on mammalian genetics research to advance human health with a mission to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics and now has over 1700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience.