A New Normal
19 Aug 2014
"I'm sorry for having to do the interview this way." says Charles Lee, Ph.D., battling Hartford, Conn., rush-hour traffic with one ear listening for the next GPS direction. "I'm on my way to a reception with the governor."
 
Lee, recently named director of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in nearby Farmington, is used to urban New England traffic, having moved from Boston in late summer. But he doesn't know Hartford yet, and at one point he interrupts himself with a "darn, I think I might have taken a wrong turn" and apologizes again for the drive-time interview after getting back on course.
 
"It's been crazy busy." He laughs. "I guess this is my new norm."