The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, non-profit research institution with locations in Maine, Connecticut, California and Shanghai. 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. JAX’s institute in Farmington, CT is transforming medicine by improving care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. Scientists there focus on human genomics, complementing JAX’s mammalian genetics expertise to discover the genomic causes of human disease and develop individualized diagnostics, treatments and cures. Researchers here seek human genomic solutions to disease through a variety of areas, including computational biology, immunology, the microbiome, and cancer.
JAX offers educational programs for scientists throughout their careers — from STEM education and training for those beginning to explore their scientific interests, to courses and conferences for experienced researchers defining the cutting edge of genomics research. Check out the links below for current free offering and virtual events aimed at advancing your professional development and curiosity on the topics of genetics and genomics:
- Courses, Conferences and Workshopsprovides in-person education for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established professionals. More than 1,000 students, researchers, and physicians attend Laboratory courses, conferences and workshops each year.
- JAX maintains cooperative D. programswith Tufts University, University of Maine and a both a Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. program with UConn Health. JAX’s Postdoctoral Program prepares Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., and M.D.-Ph.D. scientists for independent scientific careers.
- The Clinical and Continuing Education Programoffers point-of-care resources, case-based online programs and in-person workshops that help health-care professionals integrate genomics into their clinical practice.
- Online and Digital Education’swebcast program and online course offerings enable learners to participate in JAX genetics and genomics education programs regardless of geography.