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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Mammalian Genetics at JAX

The Jackson Laboratory

The Sackler School in Boston, MA, and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, ME, collaboratively offer the Mammalian Genetics at JAX Track within the Genetics Ph.D. Program. JAX is a premiere, non-profit institution for mammalian genetics and genomics research, focused on the study of health, disease, and treatment. Research interests include cancer and immunology, neurodegeneration and dementia, aging, development and reproduction, computational biology, and systems genetics. JAX’s research community includes about 75 interns, graduate students and postdoctoral associates, providing a welcoming, collegial environment for PhD students in the JAX Track.

The Mammalian Genetics at JAX Track within the Sackler School’s Genetics Ph.D. Program offers students a unique graduate school experience, combining the academic excellence of Tufts University, the clinical perspective of Tufts Medical Center, and the powerful model organism expertise of The Jackson Laboratory.

At JAX, JAX Track PhD students have access to all of the scientific resources of The Jackson Laboratory, including comprehensive research core facilities and exceptional training opportunities through JAX’s Courses & Conferences programs. The breadth of JAX’s research enterprise allows JAX Track PhD students to gain applicable training for careers in or out of academia, at or away from the bench.

Students in the JAX track conduct their thesis research at JAX.

Contact Information

Pamela Yelick, PhD
Gareth Howell, PhD
Program Directors

Administrative Office
Stearns 514
Phone: 617-636-6836
Fax: 617-636-2990