Philip William Askenase MD

Professor of Medicine (Immunology)

Biographical Info

Working wth the well known models of cutaneous immune hypersentitivty and immunity, Dr Askenase discovered the series of steps from challenge with antigen, in a sensitized host, to the entry of T cells into the site of challenge. This work uncovered a previously unrecognized roles of: B-1a B cells, NKT cells, IL-4, complement, serotonin and mast cells.These findings are relevant to the diagnosis and therapy of allergic and autoimmune diseases, as well as cancers and transplantation.

Curent work in the Askenase lab centers on the ver exciting newly discoverded exosomes that are nanoparticles released by all clls sending RNA fuctional lmssage to eachother. We work on these is models of allergy,mutiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases and stem cell thrapies.


International Activity

  • Allergies and Immunology
    France (2010)
    Research on allergy, asthma and immunology
  • Allergies and Immunology
    United Kingdom (2010)
    Research on allergy and immunology

Education & Training

M.D.
Yale University (1965)
Fellow
National Institutes of Health, Arthritis, Rheumatism
Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Inflammatory Diseases

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