Philip William Askenase, MD

Professor of Medicine (Immunology)

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Immunology

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale


Immunology and Immunotherapy

Internal Medicine: Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Office of Student Research

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale


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.

Education & Training

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

International Activity

  • 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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Contact Info

Philip William Askenase, MD
Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S217

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Yale Allergy & Immunology333 Cedar Street
PO Box 208013

New Haven, CT 06520-8013

Curriculum Vitae