Collaborative research programs

Modern science is not a solitary pursuit. A more effective way to find innovative solutions to complex problems is to bring together a variety of perspectives. Jackson Laboratory scientists have long valued collaborative research and use that thinking to address some of today’s most difficult biomedical challenges.


Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP)

The Jackson Laboratory is a partner in the international project to create a public resource of knockout mice and an associated library of phenotypic data for the functional annotation of the mouse genome.

Reproductive genomics

ENU-induced mutagenesis of male and female mice provides mouse models of infertility available for use by the reproductive and developmental biology research community.


The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center

The Jackson Laboratory is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, with 50 members organized into one research program, "Modeling Cancer: Stem Cells to Therapy." Its goal is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression in the context of mouse biology and genomics.

The Center for Genome Dynamics (CGD)

The goal of the CGD is to evaluate the role of genome-wide organization in mammalian biology by developing detailed maps of genetic interactions that encompass allelic diversity, functional categories, gene expression, recombination hotspots, and phenotype associations.

The Jackson Laboratory Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging

The goal of The Jackson Laboratory Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging is to develop powerful genetic and information research tools for aging-related diseases, and to further enhance the utility of the mouse as a model organism for understanding human aging.

Other programs

Biology of Beta Cell Consortium

This project allows research on human disease processes without putting individuals at risk.

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Rare and Orphan Disease Center

We bring together global mouse resources and the expertise of scientists at The Jackson Laboratory for a start-to-finish approach to model development for rare and orphan diseases.

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