Kendall B. Wallace, PhD

Kendall B. Wallace
Contact info


Office Phone


Office Address
259 Medical School Duluth
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Mailing Address
DMED Biomedical Sciences
336 SMed
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

Titles & Organizations

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Organizational Title(s)

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

Editor, Toxicology Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences


Doctoral Degree
PhD, Michigan State University, 1979

Additional Education
Post Doctorate, University of Iowa


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Wallace conducts research focused primarily on the mechanisms by which foreign chemicals, including drugs and industrial and environmental pollutants, interfere with mitochondrial metabolism and genetics to bring about various metabolic diseases. His primary interest is the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis. Agents that are being investigated include anticancer and anti-AIDS drugs, and perfluorinated chemicals to name a few. In collaboration with clinical oncologists and endocrinologists, some of this basic knowledge of the molecular regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis is being translated into developing novel strategies to enhance cancer chemotherapeutics and in the design of more effective antidiabetogenic treatment regimens.

Dr. Wallace is Past President of the Society of Toxicology, the American Board of Toxicology, and the Mitochondrial Research Society and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Toxicology. He is also the founding Director of the University-wide Ph.D. graduate program in Toxicology. Dr. Wallace serves on various scientific advisory panels for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Cyclodextrin Compositions and Methods of Treating Viral Infections. March 21, 2002
SLWK Dkt No. 600.538PRV; UoM File No. Z0166
KB Wallace, MA Khan, RW Carlson, SA Rice, and MK Froberg.

Editor: Toxicology


See also: PubMed


Molecular Biology of the Toxic Response (eds., A. Puga and K.B. Wallace) Taylor & Francis (1998)

Free Radical Toxicology: Target Organ Toxicology Series (ed., K.B. Wallace), Taylor & Francis (1997)

Book Chapters:
Starkov, A. and Wallace, K.B. (in press). “Yin and Yang of Mitochondrial ROS Generation” In: Oxidative Stess, Disease and Cancer (ed., K. Singh).

Wallace, K.B. “Doxorubicin-induced Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathy.” In: Mitochondria in Pathogenesis (eds., J.J. Lemasters and A.-L. Nieminen). Chapter 25, pp467-488. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. (2001).

Wallace, K.B. "Free Radical-Mediated Chemical Cardiomyopathies." (Chapter 11) In: Free Radical Toxicology: The Target Organ Toxicology Series (ed., K.B. Wallace). Taylor and Francis (1997).