Dr. Wallace joined Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in 1996 after fellowships at the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Health Science Center. Since his arrival, Dr. Wallace has been actively involved in teaching 1st and 2nd year medical students as well as graduate students in the Biomedical Science, Forensic Science and Veterinary Biomedical Science graduate programs. Dr. Wallace has been extensively trained in basic pharmacological & toxicological methods such as radioligand binding, neurotransmitter uptake/release and intracellular assays. Current work focuses on the use of cellular model systems and determining molecular changes in cellular signaling cascades which would promote tumor formation and growth. The major foci and interests of the Wallace Laboratory are examining how environmental toxins work on a cellular/molecular level to promote cancer formation or effect neural development. Current work focuses on the role of heavy metals and pesticides in the development of cancer, breast cancer in particular. In addition to research endeavors, Dr. Wallace started a non-profit organization in 2009, the “Tulsa Area Bioscience Education and Research Consortium” (TABERC) and he served on the Executive Board [taberc.org] from 2009-2014. TABERC’s mission is to improve the education and training of high school students/teachers and undergraduate students in the broad area of bioscience with the goal of producing a highly qualified workforce for biotechnology positions and to increase the competiveness for possible careers in graduate school. In early 2014 Dr. Wallace started Eyra Biotechnology, LLC as a small startup to further this development of biosciences in the Tulsa area. Part of the services provided include consultation for laboratories or other organizations who desire to develop their research enterprise. Eyra also offers small scale assay development and validation, as well as small scall product development and analysis.