Company: Yale University School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Health Hospital
Job title: Professor of Medicine & Pathology, Former Chief of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Philip W Askenase, MD is a Physician Scientist who founded AIDS Clinic at Yale and Participated in the discovery of Lyme Disease. His research has led to discoveries in the fields of Immno Chemistry, Immno Parasitology, Allergy, Suppressor T cells, Basophils, Mast Cells, B1a B Cells and over the last 10 years on Exosomes. There are more than 200 original articles and almost 70 reviews across these fields, and in the last 10 years there have been 20 papers and reviews on exosomes; published or submitted. For exosomes he has discovered antigen-specific exosomes due to unique surface coating with specific antibody light chains that can be chosen for precise binding to particular targeted acceptor cells and also carriage of selected miRNAs that can be associated with these activated exosomes; providing unusual dual specific therapeutic exosomes for chosen specific antibody targeting and selected specific genetic alterations of function in vivo and in vitro in multiple murine and human systems. Among awards he has received, Dr Askenase recently was awarded The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Life Time Achievement Distinguished Scientist Award for 2017; the only one for 2017 and the first given to Yale.