Dr. Rogawski is a Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and is an internationally recognized expert on drug discovery and development for epilepsy, with a research focus on neuroactive steroids.

He received his M.D. and Ph.D. (pharmacology) from Yale and trained in neurology at Johns Hopkins. He has served on the board of directors of the American Epilepsy Society and has been a member of advisory panels to the National Institutes of Health. He has authored more than 275 research papers, reviews, and book chapters, and edited five books.

He co-directs the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium; is on the active medical staff of UC Davis Health, where he served as chair of the Department of Neurology; and teaches at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Rogawski was formerly chief of the Epilepsy Research Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.