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Philip Askenase, MD

Professor of Medicine (Immunology)

Contact Information

Philip Askenase, MD

Mailing Address

  • Allergy & Immunology

    200 Leeder Hill Drive, Apt 2402

    Hamden, CT 06517

    United States



Dr. Askenase’s immunology accomplishments have been in various fields: Immunochemistry, Cellular Immunity, B Cell and Antibody Responses, Immunoparistology, Basophils, Mast Cells, Serotonin, Leukotrienes, Prostaglandins, IgE receptors, Asthma, iNKT Cells, NK cells, and recently Suppressor / Regulatory T Cells.

Unique B-1 B cell discoveries include their role in T cell immunity; namely contact sensitivity (CS) and delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH). Current work involves a new regulatory suppressor T cell mechanism involving production of antigen-specific suppressor exosomes with coating of an activated exosome subpopulation with chosen antibody light chains and further their association with particular miRNA for dual antigen and gene specificity.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Yale University (1965)
  • Fellow
    National Institutes of Health
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine


  • Board Certification
    AB of Allergy & Immunology, Allergy & Immunology (1974)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1973)


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

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