Professor and Head of Paediatrics
Affiliations: University of Cambridge
David Rowitch is a neonatologist and neuroscientist whose laboratory investigates genetic factors that determine development and diversity of glial cells of the brain. His interest in genomic technologies to diagnose and better understand the biological basis of neurological conditions. He is Head of the Deparment of Paediatrics in Cambridge and a co-PI on the new Wellcome Trust funded project Spectrum 10K which will be testing for common genetic variants in autism, and how these interact with environmental factors to influence outcome and wellbeing in autistic people.
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