Professor David Isenberg
Arthritis Research UK Diamond Jubilee Professor of Rheumatology, and Academic Director of the UCL Centre for Rheumatology and Bloomsbury Rheumatology Unit, London
Professor Isenberg's major research interests include the structure, function, origin and pathogenecity of anti-DNA antibodies and antiphospholipid antibodies. Also long-term evaluation through the establishment of "tools" used to assess patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myositis, and Sjogren's Syndrome.
After gaining his MD in 1984, he held a research fellowship at Boston University where his interest in autoantibody structure/function originated, developing into a specialist involvement in autoimmune rheumatic diseases, notably systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome, myositis and the anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome. He was appointed Professor in 1981. Since receiving the Arthritis Research UK's Diamond Jubilee Chair of Rheumatology at UCL London in 1996, he has been past President of the British Society for Rheumatology, and elected to Fellowships of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Medical Sciences.