Jamie L. Felton

Jamie L. Felton

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics


Dr. Felton is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist at the Riley Hospital for Children and physician scientist in the IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. She earned her MD from the University of Texas before completing her pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Vanderbilt University, where she then stayed for an additional year to do postdoctoral research with Dr. James W. Thomas, investigating the role of B lymphocytes in type 1 diabetes pathogenesis. She joined the faculty at IU in November 2018. Her research passions include understanding the immune pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes in order to develop effective theraputic interventions. 

Key Publications

Felton JL, Maseda D, Bonami RH, Hulbert C, Thomas JW. "Anti-Insulin B Cells Are Poised for Antigen Presentation in Type 1 Diabetes." J Immunol. 2018 Aug 1;201(3):861-873. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1701717. Epub 2018 Jun 27.


Whitfield-Larry F, Felton J, Buse J, Su MA. "Myeloid-derived suppressor cells are increased in frequency but not maximally suppressive in peripheral blood of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients." Clin Immunol. 2014 Jul;153(1):156-64. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Apr 21.


Goel A, Chiu H, Felton J, Palmer JP, Brooks-Worrell B. "T-cell responses to islet antigens improves detection of autoimmune diabetes and identifies patients with more severe beta-cell lesions in phenotypic type 2 diabetes." Diabetes. 2007 Aug;56(8):2110-5. Epub 2007 May 1.



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Diabetes Endocrinology