Joseph Edgar Craft MD

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Professor of Immunobiology; Section Chief, Rheumatology; Program Director, Investigative Medicine; Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI)

Cancer Immunology

Immunobiology: HTI

Internal Medicine: Rheumatology

Immunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

Autoimmunity; Cytokines; Lupus; T Cell Differentiation; Tolerance  more...


  • M.D., University of North Carolina, 1977

Selected Publications

  • Ray JP, Marshall HD, Laidlaw BJ, Staron MW, Kaech SM, Craft J. The Transcription Factor STAT3 and Type I Interferons Are Mutually Repressive Insulators for Differentiation of Follicular Helper and T Helper 1 Cells. 2014 Immunity 40:367-377. NIHMS 570364 [PMCID in process].
  • Weinstein J, Bertino SA, Hernandez SG, Poholek AC, Teplitzky TB, Nowyhed HN, Craft J. B cells in T Follicular Helper Cell Development and Function: Separable Roles in Delivery of ICOS Ligand and Antigen. J Immunol. 2014 192:3166-79. NIHMS 562781 [PMCID in process].
  • Kumamoto Y, Lineham M, Weinstein J, Laidlaw B, Craft J, Iwasaki A. CD301b+ dermal dendritic cells drive TH2 immunity. Immunity 2013. 39:733-743. PMCID: PMC3819035



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