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 P.h.D. in Immunology at the Royal London Hospital Medical School, Division of Medicine, 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 before joining the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College-London as a Senior Scientist. In 1996, Professor Mageed was appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial College-London. Between September 1997 and September 1998, he was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. In 2000, he 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, he 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).
He is an internationally-recognized investigator in autoimmunity and an expert in the cellular, molecular, and genetic aspects of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. He is the author of, joint author of, and contributor to over 200 journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations in Immunology and Autoimmunity.