• Professor of Medicine, Neurosciences and Radiology
  • Director, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

Kamil Ugurbil, PhD, is professor of Medicine, Neurosciences, and Radiology, and director of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR).  Within the CMRR, Dr. Ugurbil and his team have built a center with unique instrumentation and expertise that allows scientists to examine living tissues in great detail. Using noninvasive, high-powered magnetic scans, they can view the inside of human and nonhuman animal bodies. CMRR’s imaging equipment helps researchers study heart disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and other areas of brain science. Thanks to this kind of expertise, Ugurbil and his colleagues have helped lead the Human Connectome Project - an ambitious effort to map every connection of the human brain. 

  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Univerity of Minnesota Duluth

Kendall Wallace, PhD, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, having served as president of both certifying bodies. His research focuses on mechanisms through which foreign chemicals, including drugs and industrial and environmental pollutants, interfere with mitochondrial metabolism to bring about various metabolic diseases. Agents being investigated include anticancer and anti-AIDs drugs along with perfluorinated chemicals. Dr. Wallace is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Toxicology. Dr. Wallace has participated on numerous scientific advisory panels including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute; he has also provided expert consultation for a number of pharmaceutical and food production companies. Dr. Wallace is the founding Director of the University of Minnesota Ph.D. graduate program in Toxicology.