BJ Bormann has joined nonprofit biomedical research institution, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), as vice president, translational science and network alliances.

According to Executive Vice President and COO Chuck Hewett, in this newly created role, Bormann will identify and advance new business opportunities arising out of the Laboratory’s research and development strategies and innovations.

“We look forward to working together to build new business and strategic collaborations. BJ will direct technology licensing and other intellectual property related business, and facilitate the creation of spin-offs,” Hewett said. “With one foot in science and the other in business, BJ has the ideal experience and knowledge for this new role at JAX, and we’re thrilled she’s joined our team.”