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Ravinder N. Maini

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Sir Ravinder Nath Maini
Sir Ravinder N. Maini in Budapest, 2013.
Born (1937-11-17) 17 November 1937 (age 82)
Alma materSidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Known fordiscovery of anti-TNF therapy as an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
AwardsCrafoord Prize (2000)
Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research (2003)
Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research (2008)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2014)
Scientific career
InstitutionsImperial College School of Medicine

Sir Ravinder Nath Maini FRCP FRCPE FMedSci (born 17 November 1937) is an Indian-born British rheumatologist and academic who is a professor at the Kennedy Institute, part of Imperial College London.[1]


Maini was born in Ludhiana, Punjab, British India, to Sir Amar Maini, a Kenyan-born lawyer and Ugandan politician, and his wife, Sam Saheli Mehra. His younger brother is academic Yoginder Nath Tidu Maini. Ravinder completed his bachelor's degree at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.[1] In the 1980s, Maini and colleague Marc Feldmann identified TNF alpha as a key cytokine in the process of rheumatoid arthritis.

Honours and awards

He is an honorary member of the British Society for Immunology.[9]


  1. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2562. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ "The Crafoord Prize 2000".
  3. ^ "Imperial College London - British Scientists receive Lasker Prize for discovering new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis". www.imperial.ac.uk.
  4. ^ "Sir Ravinder Maini - F1000Prime". f1000.com.
  5. ^ "Ravinder Maini-Biography". Royal Society. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Dr. Paul Janssen Award". Dr. Paul Janssen Award.
  7. ^ Professors Marc Feldmann and Sir Ravinder Maini Named Winners of the 2008 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Archived 2010-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Schering Stiftung".
  9. ^ "Honorary members - British Society for Immunology". www.immunology.org.
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