Charles Lee, Ph.D.
Scientific Director and Professor
Charles 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). Prior to joining JAX, he was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and a clinical laboratory geneticist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FAMG) and the president of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO International). Dr. Lee’s honors include a Scientific Award from the American Association for Cancer Research, the 2008 Ho-Am Prize in Medicine, and the George Brumley Jr. Memorial Award from Duke University. He is also an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Thompson Reuters Citation Laureate. In 2012, he received the Chen Global Investigator Award from HUGO.