Peter Cresswell PhD, FRS

Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology and of Dermatology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Office of Student ResearchCancer ImmunologyCell Biology: Membrane Traffic | Immunobiology: HTIDermatology: Skin Diseases Research Center, YaleImmunology and Immunotherapy | Molecular Virology

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of antigen processing; Assembly and intracellular transport of CD1 molecules, Class I and Class II MHC molecules; Effector functions; mechanisms of action of interferon-induced proteins; Viral immunity more...


  • Ph.D., University of London, 1971

Selected Publications

  • Dong, G., Wearsch, P.A., Peaper, D.R., Cresswell, P., Reinisch, K.M. Insights into MHC class I peptide loading from the structure of the tapasin/ERp57 heterodimer. Immunity 30(1):21-32, 2009. PMCID:2650231
  • Singh, R., Cresswell, P. Defective cross-presentation of viral antigens in GILT-free mice. Science 328:1394-1398, 2010. PMCID:2925227



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