Jeffrey Felton

Western University of Health Sciences (CA, USA)

Jeffrey Felton grew up on a dairy farm in West Virginia and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his undergraduate studies. He received his PhD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 198. His postdoctoral studies were with Dr John R. Murphy at Harvard Medical School. Dr Felton’s area of scientific interest is in Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense. He has served on the faculties of Boston College, the University of California, San Francisco, and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.

He was one of the four founding members of the Editorial Board of BioTechniques in 1982, and led the Board for several years. Dr Felton has published research articles in Nature, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, and other peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health. He has been actively involved in teaching medical microbiology and immunology to students in the health care professions. He has chaired the Institutional Biosafety Committee at two universities. He served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in South Vietnam in 1967-68, and was there during the Tet Offensive.