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Jackson Lab Awarded $1.6M to Expand Genomics Courses

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Jackson Laboratory announced today that it has received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to expand the courses it offers in mammalian genetics, genomics, and associated technologies.

The grant will specifically be used to support courses for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professional scientists at the Jackson Laboratory's headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Jackson Laboratory noted that the funded courses will focus on a variety of areas including structural variants in the human genome, mouse genetics, analysis of mammalian microbiomes, and behavioral analysis.

The money will also be used to expand the lab's outreach efforts to enroll underrepresented student groups in its advanced courses, and to build relationships with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, which are each receiving similar funding from HHMI.