BAR HARBOR — Geneticist and author Weslie Janeway of New York has made a $1-million “challenge gift” to The Jackson Laboratory for the recruitment and support of new scientists working to understand human disease.
The challenge gift, intended to encourage $1 million in matching gifts, will be used to pay for faculty starting salaries, lab equipment and experiments.
Janeway has extensive philanthropic involvement and executive experience as president of the Pyewacket Foundation, manager of the Cambridge Endowment for Research and a member of the Stem Cell Council of Cambridge University. She is currently on sabbatical in Roger Pedersen’s laboratory at the University of Cambridge. She is co-author of the newly published “Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book.”
Janeway is married to William H. Janeway, senior adviser at the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus. They have a summer home in Hancock Point.