The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) has appointed Charles Lee as its president. He will serve as president-elect for one year and then succeed the current president, Stylianos Antonarakis. Lee currently serves as the scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine. Additionally, he is a professor at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, and serves on the HUGO council. Before coming to JAX, he worked on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and as a clinical laboratory geneticist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.