Bar Harbor, Maine is home to one of the world’s premier biomedical research institutions: the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Founded in 1929, JAX is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center with more than 1,700 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. Every day our scientists are accelerating discovery in order to find more effective, precise and personalized ways to treat, prevent and cure diseases like cancer. Learn more at jax.org/accelerate
At the 100th anniversary of the founding of Acadia National Park, we at The Jackson Laboratory celebrate this truly unique and special place as our home. Our 87-year history is deeply rooted in the park and makes us who we are today and who we will become. Acadia enriches the lives and scientifically motivates our employees, who both reside and work in this spectacular setting. Visitors to the park, along with the communities and businesses of Mount Desert Island, help fuel our mission to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
As a proud sponsor of the Acadia Centennial Celebration, The Jackson Laboratory is sponsoring the following activities:
The 2016 Birkenmeier Lecture: “Using Genetics to Save Species in Zoos and in the Wild,” presented by Dr. Robert C. Fleischer, head of the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, and National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Part of the Acadia Centennial Lecture Series on Conservation in the 21st Century.
“Genetic Stories” Film and Discussion Series, a month-long film and discussion series featuring a real-life perspective on the research the Jackson Laboratory does, including the impact it has on individuals like those in each film. A partnership between The Jackson Laboratory and the Jesup Memorial Library in celebration of the Acadia Centennial and the rich heritage and vibrant present of scientific study at Acadia.
69th Anniversary of the Great Fire of 1947 Commemoration & Reception. During the public reception speakers will recount the 1947 fire that damaged parts of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and nearly destroyed The Jackson Laboratory as well as celebrate how all three entities rose from the ashes through perseverance and support from both the local and global communities. The reception begins at 4:00 p.m. in Roscoe’s located at The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME. A reception will follow.
JAX is a Signature Sponsor of the 2016 Acadia Centennial Celebration.