Rizgar Mageed, is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology, the William Harvey Research Institute, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London since May 2003. Professor Mageed graduated from Baghdad University in 1976. He studied for and was awarded a PhD in Immunology at the Royal London Hospital Medical School, Division of Medicine at London University in 1985. He was appointed Research Fellow at the Department of Immunology, University of Birmingham Medical School in 1984 where he worked until 1990 and then joined the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College-London as a Senior Scientist. In 1996, Professor Mageed was appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial College- London. In 2000, Professor Mageed was awarded Arthritis Research-UK Fellowship and appointed Senior Lecturer at the Center for Rheumatology at University College London. Professor Mageed joined Queen Mary University of London in May 2003. In 2009 Professor Mageed become a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) and in 2014 was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). Professor Mageed is an internationally-recognized Investigator in autoimmunity and an expert in the cellular, molecular and genetic bases of autoimmune diseases. He is the author and joint author of over 200 Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Conferences Papers in Immunology and Autoimmunity.