The president and CEO of the Jackson Laboratory, a nonprofit biomedical research institution headquartered in Bar Harbor, plans to step down from those roles in February 2022.

Dr. Edison Liu, who has led the internationally prominent lab since 2012, plans to remain at JAX as a professor, and will continue to lead a team of investigators studying cancer genomics with a focus on breast cancer, according to a news release.

He will also continue serving as the director of the lab’s National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center until a leadership transition can be completed. Read more