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Philip Askenase, MD

Professor of Medicine (Immunology)

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Philip Askenase, MD

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Biography

Working with the well known models of cutaneous immune hypersensitivity 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.

Education & Training

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

Activities

  • 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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