Robert E Tigelaar MD

Professor of Dermatology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Cancer ImmunologyDermatology: Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale; SPORE in Skin CancerImmunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

Immunobiology of gdT cells; Immune system-skin interactions; Immunopathogenesis of contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma more...


  • M.D., University of Michigan, 1968

Selected Publications

  • Strid J, Tigelaar RE, Hayday AC. Skin immune surveillance by T cells-A new order?Semin Immunol. 2009 Jun21(3):110-20.
  • Shen X, Berger CL, Tigelaar R, Edelson RL. Development of immunogenic tumor-loaded dendritic cells through physical perturbation and apoptotic cell loading. Immunol Invest. 37(8):798-821, 2008.
  • Boyden LM, Lewis J, Barbee S, Girardi M, Hayday AC, Tigelaar RE, Lifton RP. Mutation in Skint1, a novel protein with immunoglobulin-like domains, causes selective deficiency of skin resident T cells bearing the canonical V 5/V 1+ T cell receptor. Nature Genetics 40(5):656-62, 2008.



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