Philip William Askenase MD

Professor of Medicine (Immunology)

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Immunology

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale


Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Internal Medicine: Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Immunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

Mast cells; Basophils; Delayed sensitivity; Contact sensitivity; Exosomes; MiRNA; NKT cells; Allergy more...


  • M.D., Yale University, 1965

Selected Publications

  • Yamamoto N, Kerfoot S, and Askenase PW. Role of B-1 cells in early acquired protection from pneumococcal pneumonia: Immune B-1 cells reconstitute defective protection on AID-/- mice. Submitted 2009
  • Dey N, Szczepanik M, Lau K, Majewska M, and Askenase P. Hepatic lipids isolated 30 minutes after cutaneous contact sensitization activate naïve iNKT cells in vitro in a CD1d-dependent fashion. Submitted 2009.
  • Askenase PW, Majewska M, Kerfoot S, and Szczepanik M. Participation of NKT cells in the early and late components of Tc1 mediated contact sensitivity: Role of ??-T cells. Submitted 2009.



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