Philip William Askenase MD

Professor of Medicine (Immunology)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchCancer ImmunologyCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleHTISkin Diseases Research Center, Yale | Internal Medicine: Allergy & Clinical ImmunologyImmunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

exosomes; healing mesenchymal stem cell exosomes; neuropsychiatric diseases; poison ivy; multiple sclerosis; autism more...


  • M.D., Yale University, 1965

Selected Publications

  • Bryniarski K, Ptak W, Jayakumar A, Tuschl T, Hafner M, Püllmann K, Caplan M, Chairoungdua A, Lu J, Adams B, Sikora E, Nazimek K, Marquez S, Kleinstein SH, Sangwung, P, Iwakiri Y, Delgato E, Redegeld F, Wojcikowski J, Wladyslawa Daniel A, Groot Kormelink T, and Askenase PW. Antibody light chain coated antigen specific exosomes deliver suppressor T cell-derived miRNA-150 to inhibit effector T cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jul;132(1):170-81. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2013.04.048.
  • 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.



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