Paul K. Wallace, PhD is currently the Chief Scientific Officer of SciGro, Inc and Professor Emeritus at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center RPCCC) in Buffalo, NY. He served from 2003-2021 as Director of the Flow and Image Cytometry Department. He is a Past President of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry an organization with over 2,000 members, active in the International Clinical Cytometry Society, an Associate Editor of Clinical Cytometry B, and the 2018 recipient of their Wallace H. Coulter award for lifetime achievement in clinical cytometry.
The Flow and Image Cytometry Department at Roswell Park combined both clinical and research missions at the Institute. The clinical laboratory under his leadership implemented measurable (formerly known as minimal) residual disease (MRD) testing for AML, B-ALL, multiple myeloma and CLL. The laboratory served as a core reference facility performing immunophenotyping and immune monitoring studies on samples from patients enrolled in clinical trials for biotech and NIH funded studies. His lifetime research focus is on myeloid cell biology, and he is currently working on several projects designed to develop and analyze MRD in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
Before joining Roswell Park, Dr. Wallace was an Assistant Professor of Immunology at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH (1993-2003), a cofounder of Zynaxis Cell Science, Inc., Malvern PA (1988-1991), and the Supervisor of Flow Cytometry at SmithKline (now Quest) Clinical Laboratories King of Prussia, PA (SKCL; 1979-1988). He is internationally recognized for his commitment to flow cytometric education and is a founding member of ISAC’s Educational Task Force/Committee and of the ICCS Education committee. He has been on the faculty of the Bowdoin/New Mexico/Madison Annual Course in Methods and Applications of Cytometry since 1994.