Jackson Laboratory Receives Over $2 Million for New Research

Council member The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has received over $2.7 million for three separate research projects.

The funds, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), will be used to find projects on a variety of subjects, such as the lab’s Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center and another project on stem cells’ use in cancer treatments. The largest sum of money—over $1.2 million—will go to a program to develop clinical tests for identifying genetic markers of infertility (for humans and animals) and activities to promote education and research opportunities in Maine.

“These three grants reflect core strengths of The Jackson Laboratory: innovative research into basic cancer biology with the potential to improve treatment outcomes for patients, and the development of mouse models of human health and disease that are used by scientists around the globe to advance the search for cures,” said Dr. Ed Liu, President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory“JAX’s strong record of securing federal funding for research reflects the remarkable quality of our science and also benefits the Maine economy.”

The Council applauds JAX’s efforts to advance both healthcare and the economy of Maine with its important research. Read more in WABI5 and a joint statement from Maine Senators Angus King and Susan Collins.

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