Dr. Carmella Evans-Molina is the Eli Lilly Professor of Pediatric Diabetes at the IU School of Medicine, where she serves as director of the IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Diabetes Research. Her research focuses on the molecular and inflammatory etiologies of beta cell dysfunction in diabetes mellitus with an emphasis on the regulation of intracellular calcium homeostasis. She has ongoing translational projects focused on the discovery and validation of novel serum biomarkers to identify early beta cell stress in clinically silent Type 1 diabetes.
She is an investigator in the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Network and the Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network (RADIANT). Her research is funded by the NIH, VA, and JDRF. She is an editorial board member for the journals Translational Research, Diabetes, and JCI Insight. She is also a staff physician at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Evans-Molina received her M.D. from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She completed residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and subspecialty training in endocrinology and metabolism at UVA.
Areas of Expertise
Diabetes, beta cell biology, type 1 diabetes, biomarkers of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes clinical trials, calcium signaling in the pancreatic beta cell.