Ravinder N. Maini

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Ravinder Nath (Tiny) Maini
Sir Ravinder N. Maini in Budapest, 2013.
Born 1937 (age 79–80)
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)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2014)

Sir Ravinder Nath Maini FMedSci (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.

Honours and Awards[edit]


  1. ^ The Crafoord Prize 2000
  2. ^ The Lasker Prize
  3. ^ http://f1000.com/prime/thefaculty/member/1135712876368761?referrer=GOOGLE
  4. ^ "Ravinder Maini-Biography". Royal Society. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research - Winners
  6. ^ Professors Marc Feldmann and Sir Ravinder Maini Named Winners of the 2008 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
  7. ^ http://www.scheringstiftung.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=28&lang=de

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