Professor Rowitch is a developmental neuroscientist and Head of Department of Paediatrics at University of Cambridge. He obtained his MD from University of California Los Angeles and PhD degree from Cambridge University while a student at Clare College (‘84). Professor Rowitch is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. His laboratory investigates genetic factors that determine development and diversity of glial cells of the brain and the response to injury. He has applied these principles to better understand white matter injury in premature infants, brain cancer and leukodystrophy. His interest in precision medicine focuses on applications of genomic technologies to diagnose and better understand the biological basis and rational treatment of rare neurological disorders.