Kendall B. Wallace, Ph.D.

Kendall Wallace

Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

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.


  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1979
  • Post Doc, University of Iowa

Publications and Professional Activities
Publications on PubMed

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

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).

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