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The Jackson Laboratory recently announced the establishment of a new endowed faculty chair, The Dattels Family Chair, through a gift commitment from JAX trustee Tim Dattels and his family. Associate professor Jennifer Trowbridge , Ph.D., whose laboratory at JAX’s Bar Harbor campus focuses on the study of cellular changes that can lead to leukemia, has been appointed as the inaugural Dattels Family Chair.

“I was impressed with Jennifer Trowbridge’s innovative research from the very first time I heard her speak at one of our Board meetings,” said Dattels, who is the newly elected chair of The Jackson Laboratory’s Board of Trustees. “My family and I are honored to establish a chair that recognizes the exceptional talents of a rising star whose research is changing the scientific landscape.”

While it was Trowbridge’s research on aging and leukemia that initially inspired Dattels, his interest in supporting her work grew when he discovered that they shared Canadian origins and an alma mater. Both Dattels and Trowbridge earned their undergraduate degrees from the University of Western Ontario.

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