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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Neuro at JAX

The Jackson Laboratory

The Sackler School in Boston, MA, and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, ME, collaboratively offer the the JAX Track in Neuroscience and Neurogenetics (Neuro at JAX) within the Neuroscience PhD 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 neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and glaucoma; neuromuscular diseases; addiction and other maladaptive behaviors; sensory systems; and neurodevelopment. 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.

Neuro at JAX offers students a unique graduate school experience, combining the academic excellence of Tufts University, the clinical perspective of the Tufts Health Science Campus and 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 Neuro at JAX conduct their thesis research at JAX in Bar Harbor, ME.

Neuro at JAX Contact Info

Thomas Biederer, PhD
Robert Burgess, PhD
Program Directors

Administrative Office
Arnold 209
Phone: 617-636-3796
FAX: 617-636-2413