The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), CICATS’ Newest Partner

This new partnership with The Jackson Laboratory, the Bioscience Connecticut Program for “Translational Medicine, Genomics and Personalized Medicine” was announced in late 2011. The Jackson Laboratory is establishing a 300-person center dedicated to genomic medicine in a 189,000-square-foot institute located on the UConn Health Center campus.   The institute will focus on translational genetics and genomics and will house 30 principal investigators working in genomic technologies, computational biology, systems biology, human genetics and quantitative cell biology. All efforts will be centered on solving problems relating to human disease. Jackson’s Mammalian Genetics facility in Bar Harbor, Maine, will provide extended capabilities in building genetic models of disease, as the causative mutations are uncovered.