Robin Lovell-Badge is Senior Group Leader and Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute (United Kingdom). His laboratory co-discovered the mammalian sex-determining gene Sry in 1990, and he has since focused his research on the genetic pathways leading to male-female differences. He is also interested in the development of the nervous system, and the biology of stem cells within the early embryo, the central nervous system and the pituitary. Author of over 200 papers, reviews and commentaries, he is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at University College London, a Special Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Public Library of Science (PLOS). His distinctions include the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and the 2022 Genetics Society medal.