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Peter Cresswell, PhD, FRS

Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology

Contact Information

Peter Cresswell, PhD, FRS

Mailing Address

  • Immunobiology

    300 Cedar Street, TAC S669, P.O. Box 208011

    New Haven, CT 06520-8011

    United States



Dr. Cresswell is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology and Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine.

He received his B.S. degree in chemistry, his M.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K., and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and immunology from London University. His postdoctoral training was completed at Harvard University with Jack Strominger.

Before assuming his position at Yale, Dr. Cresswell was Chief of the Division of Immunology at Duke University Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, U.K., and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of London (1971)

Honors & Recognition

The Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, England2007
Fellow, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, England2007
Member, National Academy of Sciences2001
Fellow, The Royal Society2000
Member, New York Academy of Sciences2000
Fellow, Silliman College, Yale University1999
American Society for Cell Biology1996
ASHI Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award1995
Associate Member, European Molecular Biology Organization1995
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics1980
Member, American Association of Immunologists1976

Professional Service

American Association of ImmunologistsCommittee Member2006 - 2009
Allergy and Immunology Study Section, NIHMember1987 - 1991
National Research CouncilCommittee Member1987 - 1990

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