Clinical Team

Dr. Charles Lee Ph.D.

Charles Lee, Ph.D., FACMG

Scientific Director and Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Dr. Lee joined JAX Genomic Medicine from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is best known for his discovery that copy-­number variation — a state in which cells have an abnormal number of DNA sections, sometimes associated with susceptibility or resistance to disease — is widespread and significant in the human genome. This discovery, and his subsequent research, has provided tools that clinicians use to help them make accurate diagnoses for hundreds of thousands of genetic tests every year on conditions such as autism, birth defects and cancer. Dr Lee is a an ABMG-certified Cytogeneticist, with research interest in structural genomic variation and its contribution to human diseases.

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Chengsheng Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Dr. Zhang joined JAX Genomic Medicine from the Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He holds a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Alberta in Canada and an M.D. from the Nanchang University School of Medicine in China.  He also completed an American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) Clinical Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School. His research interests focus on the structural variations in the human genomes, medical genetics and genomics, pathogenesis of human diseases, molecular diagnosis and precision medicine.

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