Why support The Jackson Laboratory?

Your gift to The Jackson Laboratory supports our mission of discovering the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, while enabling research for the global biomedical community. Donor dollars strengthen the Laboratory’s three core competencies: research, resources and education.  

Support vital research

The Jackson Laboratory is leading the search for tomorrow’s cures. Our research is vital to solving some of the world’s most difficult diseases. Each new day brings progress toward understanding cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, glaucoma, and many more genetic diseases and conditions.

Support cutting-edge technology and resources

The Jackson Laboratory is renowned for decades of expertise using mice as effective and efficient models for understanding human health and disease. It is a center for focused, collaborative research and is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. More than 20 Nobel Prizes, essential scientific techniques, and countless experiments have flowed from Jackson Laboratory scientists, mice and advanced research services and technologies. By sharing resources with more than 16,000 investigators in 53 countries, the Laboratory empowers the research community to improve human health.

Support the education of tomorrow's scientists

The Jackson Laboratory also provides an inspiring place for young people to learn about science through the Summer Student Program, high school internships, pre-doctoral and postdoctoral opportunities, and educational outreach programs. Additionally, a robust courses and conferences program—including in-the-lab workshops—draws thousands of health industry leaders, physicians, and scientists to the Laboratory’s campus every year. 

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