Ravinder N. Maini

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Ravinder Nath (Tiny) Maini
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Sir Ravinder N. Maini in Budapest, 2013.
Born 1937 (age 76–77)
Ludhiana, India
Residence London, England
Fields Immunology
Institutions Imperial College School of Medicine
Alma mater Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Known for discovery of anti-TNF therapy as an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
Notable awards Crafoord Prize (2000)
Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research (2003)
Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research (2008)

Sir Ravinder Nath Maini (1937 - ) is rheumatology professor at the Kennedy Institute, part of Imperial College London. Maini was born in Ludhiana in the Punjab region of India but has lived most of his life in the UK. He did his bachelor's degree at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

In the 1980s Maini and colleague Marc Feldmann identified TNF alpha as a key cytokine in the process of rheumatoid arthritis. Maini was awarded the Crafoord Prize in 2000.[1] He was knighted for this work in 2003, the same year as he received the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research.[2] In 2008 he was awarded the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research together with Marc Feldmann.[3][4]

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  1. ^ The Crafoord Prize 2000
  2. ^ The Lasker Prize
  3. ^ Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research - Winners
  4. ^ Professors Marc Feldmann and Sir Ravinder Maini Named Winners of the 2008 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

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