Department of Biology
United States of America
Mark joined the Biology Department as Associate Professor Fall Semester 2015. Prior to coming to BSU, he was a Professor in the Biosciences Department at Minnesota State University for 25 years. Mark’s research focuses on the regulation of tumor development and metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and ovarian cancer. The Wallert Cancer Research Team currently has projects in four specific areas (see Research Interests below). Mark is the Northwest Regional Director for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student Chapters Steering Committee where he has helped organize the Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences annual meeting held in Moorhead, Minnesota for the past 11 years. In 2005, Mark was recognized as the Council for Advancement and Support of Education / Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Minnesota College Professor of the Year.
The Wallert Cancer Research Team investigates the function of a transmembrane, transport protein, the sodium-hydrogen exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1), as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of invasive and metastatic tumors.