Charles Lee, Ph.D., FACMG, professor and scientific director of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, has been named president of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO).

Lee is a distinguished biomedical scientist who first discovered widespread structural variation in the human genome in 2004, in the form of copy number variation (CNV).

Before coming to The Jackson Laboratory, he was previously on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and a clinical laboratory geneticist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.