Robin Lovell-Badge

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Robin Lovell-Badge
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Lovell-Badge in 2017
Awards Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (1995)[1] Waddington Medal of the British Society for Developmental Biology (2010)

Robin Howard Lovell-Badge, CBE, FRS FMedSci is a British scientist most famous for his discovery, along with Peter Goodfellow, of the SRY gene on the Y-chromosome that is the determinant of sex in mammals.[2] They shared the 1995 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine [3] for their discovery. He is currently a Group Leader and Head of the Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute in Central London.[4][5]


  1. ^ Louis-Jeantet Prize
  2. ^ Koopman, Peter; Gubbay, John; Vivian, Nigel; Goodfellow, Peter; Lovell-Badge, Robin (1991). "Male development of chromosomally female mice transgenic for Sry". Nature. 351 (6322): 117–121. doi:10.1038/351117a0.
  3. ^ Louis-Jeantet Prize
  4. ^ "Robin Lovell-Badge: Biography". The Francis Crick Institute.
  5. ^ "Dr Robin Lovell-Badge FMedSci FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the website where:

    “All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.” --"Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies". Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-09.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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