Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor saw an increase of $9.5 million in funding for research projects in 2020, three related to COVID-19.

In all, Jackson Laboratory was awarded over $100 million in research funding in 2020, much of it for projects related to COVID-19. The money came from more than 200 individual grants.

Dr. Karolina Palucka received $1.1 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research on the specifics of how coronavirus infections take place, work that will help with treatments and vaccine development and refinement. The lab also received funding for developing mouse strains that reflect human genetic diversity for research into coronavirus infection. Read more