The Jackson Laboratory
610 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Michael Hyde, Vice President for External Affairs
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., an institute for genomic medicine in Farmington, Conn., and a total staff of about 1,500. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. Its research staff of more than 500 investigates the genetic basis of cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, diabetes and many other human diseases and disorders, as well as normal development, reproduction and aging. The Laboratory is also the world’s source for more than 7,000 strains of genetically defined mice, is home of the mouse genome database and is an international hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education.
The Jackson Laboratory has about 40 research groups in six major areas: cancer; computational biology and bioinformatics; development and reproductive biology; immunology; metabolic diseases; and neurobiology.
World Employees: 1500